After spending the bulk of the 2020 riding out the year with his family in Colorado, Dierks is easing back into normal life: He’s back in Nashville full-time, and after warming up with a short dive bar tour earlier in 2021, his Beers On Me amphitheater tour will kick off in mid-August.
And while he can’t wait to hit the road, Bentley says there’s one big thing he’ll miss about 2020.
“You know, probably the hardest part of this right now is just taking off the ‘dad’ hat putting back on the ‘lead singer who is gone a lot’ hat,” the singer admitted during a recent virtual press event. “Just focusing fully on music, and trusting that everyone’s good back home — because that’s really what I was focused on for last year.”
Bentley is dad to 12-year-old Evelyn Day, 10-year-old Jordan Catherine and seven-year-old Knox. While off the road, he dove head first into the role of “camp counselor,” he says, making sure to spend as much quality time outdoors with his kids as possible.
“It’s been really fun deep-diving into that world,” the singer says. While he’s sad to not be able to spend quite as much time making memories, Bentley adds that he’s thankful for the ones he’s already compiled over the course of the past year and a half.
“Those pictures come up [on my phone], you know, where you were a year ago today — and it kinda blows my mind, all the stuff we were able to do together, over the course of the past year,” he continues. “But the adventure continues, now, with this world of touring again.”