Dierks Bentley has been confirmed by the Metro Council to fill the latest vacancy on the Nashville Airport Authority’s Board of Directors. He was nominated to the board last month by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry as her nominee.

Dierks started flying planes back in 1994 for the love of it, but he tells us it has been a game-changer since becoming a husband and father. [“I do love aviation. For me, it plays a central role in my life. I couldn’t continue doing country music without flying, because I have a lot going on back here and my band guys do too. They all fly with me, and there’s less stress when we get out there. Our families are happy because we’ve been with them longer and our kids are happy, and we’re able to go out there and rock those shows even harder knowing that we’re getting as much time at home as we possibly can. It’s a big deal. Everyone who I’ve turned onto flying from Randy Houser to a bunch of people I’ve introduced to them to a six-cylinder engine, what a six-cylinder engine and one propeller can do for you. I mean, it’s a game-changer, so it’s been a big part of my life, something I’m a big advocate of and I’m really excited about being a part of the Airport Authority Board.”] SOUNDCUE (:46 OC: . . . Airport Authority Board.)

Dierks continues on his headlining What the Hell tour, featuring Jon Pardi and Cole Swindell. They wrapped up their weekend with a show last night (Sunday, May 7th) in Frisco, TX.

Dierks also performed at the iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin over the weekend where he brought out Kelsea Ballerini to join him on "Different For Girls."

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