Dierks Bentley Tributes His Beloved Dog Jake On the 15th Anniversary of His Opry Induction

Dierks Bentley paid tribute to his beloved dog Jake on Thursday (Oct. 1) while also celebrating the 15th anniversary of…


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October 1, 2020


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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.

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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.