Dierks Bentley paid tribute to his beloved dog Jake on Thursday (Oct. 1) while also celebrating the 15th anniversary of his Grand Ole Opry induction.
The superstar took to social media to mark the occasion as Jake joined him on stage on that special evening in 2005.
“It’s been 15 years since I had the honor of being inducted as a member of the @Opry… wishing my buddy Jake could be there with me this weekend,” he wrote. “Looking forward to getting back there this Saturday to celebrate their 95th birthday.”
Jake was Bentley’s best friend and sidekick. The pup often joined the singer/songwriter on the road, appeared in his music videos and even joined him on the red carpet. Sadly, he passed away in the summer of 2016 at the age of 15.
Dierks Bentley will return to the iconic stage alongside fellow Opry members Terri Clark, Vince Gill and Lorrie Morgan for the 4,944th consecutive Saturday night broadcast this Saturday night (Oct. 3). The in-venue audience will be capped at 500 guests for the October 3rd 95th anniversary celebration, and tickets are sold out.