Dierks Bentley Adopts A Puppy From The Set Of The ‘Today Show’
Dierks Bentley paid a visit to NBC’s Today Show on Thursday (August 1) and he left with a puppy! Stopping…
Dierks Bentley paid a visit to NBC’s Today Show on Thursday (August 1) and he left with a puppy!
Stopping by the popular morning show to perform on the Today Citi Concert Series, the superstar also joined Today hosts Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie and Sheinelle Jones to chat about fatherhood and his upcoming Seven Peaks Festival.
While on the show, Bentley also joined the hosts to introduce a segment called “Dogust,” which encouraged the adoption of shelter dogs throughout the month of August. During the segment, Bentley was tasked to hold a Border Collie mix named Goose and he immediately fell in love.
“I feel a connection. I feel like it’s meant to be,” he said with a smile.
His wife, Cassidy, and children, Jordan, Evie and Knox, were at home watching and quickly sent him a text message begging him to adopt the sweet pup.
“They really want a third dog. My wife, for her birthday, said, ‘All I want for my birthday is a third dog.’ I’m like, ‘We’re not getting a third dog. We already have two dogs. Three dogs is a lot.,’” he said.
But he couldn’t bring himself to say no.
“I got pictures of the kids jumping up and down going crazy,” he shared. “We’re playing Jones Beach tomorrow. They’re coming to Jones beach just to see the dog.”
Goose joins Bentley’s two other dogs, Patch and Emmy.
Dierks Bentley is currently in the midst of his massive Burning Man Tour, which runs through September 8. Bentley’s much-anticipated Seven Peaks Festival will take place in Buena Vista, Colorado August 30 – September 1. Tickets are on sale now. Fans can visit Bentley’s Facebook page to enter for a chance to win a trip to the festival.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.