Dierks Bentley celebrated his 10th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last night (Sept. 29). During his set, Bentley performed hits including “What Was I Thinkin’,” “Settle For A Slowdown,” “Free And Easy (Down The Road I Go),” “Home,” and “Riser.” He was also joined by friends Dailey and Vincent for the bluegrass tune “Rovin’ Gambler,” and his dog Jake, who was also there during his Opry induction 10 years ago.
Presented with a print marking ten years of Opry membership by 54-year Opry member Bill Anderson, Bentley said, “The Opry is my home. This means the world to me tonight. We’ve been on the road so much of the past ten years it’s good to be home.”
“The Opry and Dierks have such a great, unique connection,” said Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher. “From those early days when a new kid in town was beginning to understand what the Opry meant to the music he loved, to the award-winning superstar we saw on the Opry stage tonight, it’s been a great decade of hits and memorable Opry performances. We’ve watched Dierks become a husband, a father, and a respected artist who can move from one musical style to another seamlessly. We’re looking forward to the next 10 years.”
The Opry will be hosting a star-studded 90th Birthday Bash this weekend.