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Originally posted 09/29/2010 08:00AM
When she's not waiting to see if she's won any of the nine categories in which she's been nominated, Miranda Lambert will hit the stage at the CMA Awards.
The country star, who snagged the most nods for any female artist in CMA history, will perform at the Nov. 10 show in Nashville, the Country Music Association announced Wednesday.
Lambert's fiancé and fellow nominee, Blake Shelton, is also set to perform, along with Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum. The Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson will also sing together.
Originally posted 07/22/2010 12:30PM
The holiday season will be extra special for Dierks Bentley and his wife Cassidy this year – the couple are expecting their second child in December, the country star tells PEOPLE exclusively.
"We're so excited that our daughter Evie is going to get a baby sister or brother for Christmas," says Bentley, 35, who told PEOPLE when Evie was born that she made life "twice as big."
But, he says, no one's more eager for the new addition than the 21-month-old.
"She's pretty obsessed with a baby doll she carries around now ... We'll see how she does with the real thing!" Bentley says.
Originally posted 05/04/2010 10:00AM
"You can cry cry cry like the rain," Dierks Bentley sings on "Little Heartwrecker." There's no shortage of rainfall or tears in Nashville this week, as Bentley and his fellow country-music artists deal with devastating flooding in the region.
At least 12 people have died in the Tennessee floods, as some 13 inches of rain fell over a 48-hour period in Nashville this weekend. Country artists have been forced to cancel shows, and have been telling their stories on Twitter and elsewhere.
Bentley posted a photo to Twitter of himself in his flooded basement, and had to cancel shows in Knoxville on Sunday and Charlottesville, Va., on Monday. "Hate to cancel shows," he wrote. "Might be a first, but Nashville is a disaster. All of our houses are messed up."
Originally posted 11/06/2009 06:35PM
When country star Dierks Bentley met Sgt. Kimberly Munley last July as he played an Independence Day concert at Ft. Hood, the police officer stood out to him.
"She was on the police force and was off to the side but I could tell she was a fan," he told PEOPLE Friday. Munley waited quietly until the crowd thinned out and then approached Bentley for a picture, which she posted as her Twitter profile image.
Now, it's the singer who is proud to be pictured with Munley, hailed as a hero after stopping Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged the shooter responsible for Thursday's massacre at Ft. Hood Army base, which killed 13 people.
Originally posted 02/05/2009 09:30AM
As new dad Dierks Bentley crosses the country to tour with buddy Brad Paisley this year, he tells PEOPLE he'll have more than music on his mind.
"There's no manual or blueprint for families who tour – I wish someone like Brad or Bono would write a book on how to make it work!" says the first-time father, who gives an exclusive peek at four-month-old daughter Evalyn Day in this month's PEOPLE Country Special.
Bentley had to leave wife, Cassidy, and baby Evie for the first time when he hit the road last month, but says touring with fellow dad Paisley makes the separation bearable. "I don't want to be away from them for more than three or four days and this is a pretty manageable tour. He does a few dates and then comes home."
Originally posted 01/27/2009 12:00PM
Since making a successful transition from pop to country music, Darius Rucker has played small venues around the country. But after seeing Brad Paisley's show in front of 12,000 fans last year, he just had to join in on the fun.
"I saw him play in Charleston (S.C.), and I was really blown away by him," Rucker, 42, told CMT.com. "Actually, on the way home from that show, I called my management and said, 'I don't care what it costs me. I want to go out with Brad for a little while.' "
It helped that Rucker was already pals with the other opening act on the Paisley Party Tour, Dierks Bentley, 34, whom he calls "incredible."
Originally posted 10/06/2008 03:20PM
Just hours after Sunday's birth of his daughter Evalyn Day, Dierks Bentley joined Tim McGraw and other country stars for a charity ride he organized on behalf of Nashville's Vanderbilt Children's Hospital – where the baby was born.
"I've got a natural high going," the new dad, still unshaven and weary from the previous night's event but ready to jump on his Harley and roll, told PEOPLE exclusively.
Of fatherhood, Bentley, 33, said: "I've done a lot of crazy stuff in my life, but this is the wildest thing. It seems like I've opened the door to a whole 'nother universe. It's like there's another dimension I never knew existed!"
Originally posted 10/05/2008 10:00AM
Country star Dierks Bentley is a proud new dad, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Bentley, 32, and wife Cassidy, 33, welcomed their first child, Evalyn Day Bentley, just before midnight on Saturday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, where the Bentleys live. A midwife was in attendance.
The new arrival weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz., and the happy parents say they'll call her "Evie."
The baby was named for her maternal grandmother Evalyn, while the middle name was chosen because "we just liked the word 'Day' – it's a hopeful word," says the new dad.
Originally posted 05/19/2008 06:15PM
Dierks Bentley and wife Cassidy are expecting their first child this fall, the country star reveals on his fan Web site.
"Cass's eggo is preggo!" he writes on the premium section of his site. "We are excited about adding onto the family, but we aren't too sure how the current kids, Jake and George, are going to feel about it."
Jake and George are the couple's dogs.
Bentley, 33, and Cassidy, 32, eloped in 2006 in a little chapel in Mexico, where Bentley is now on vacation. "Mexico has always been a special place for us," writes Bentley.
He says the couple have "gone back and forth" on whether to find out the baby's gender. "At this point, we are keeping it a surprise until it happens this fall," he writes.
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