Dierks Bentley's Dad, Leon Bentley, Passes
June 4, 2012 at 7:45 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends sincere prayers and condolences to CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist DIERKS BENTLEY, who lost his father, LEON BENTLEY, on FRIDAY, JUNE 1st. He was 88.
A private memorial service is being scheduled. Due to his dad being ill, BENTLEY previously postponed shows scheduled over the past weekend in WASHINGTON, D.C. and plans on resuming his schedule with an appearance at the CBS RADIO Country WYCD/DETROIT, “DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN,” on SATURDAY, JUNE 9th.
"My dad's my biggest influence in country music, because my dad loved Country radio, so we always drove around listening to Country radio -- GEORGE STRAIT and HANK WILLIAMS and RANDY TRAVIS and all those guys," said DIERKS. "So, without him, I wouldn't be doing this, for sure."
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