Nashville Mayor Meghan Barry has tapped Dierks Bentley to fill the vacant spot on the Nashville Airport Authority's Board of Directors. In addition to his successful music career, Dierks is a pilot and often flies his own plane to shows on tour from his homebase in Nashville. The Metro Council will vote on whether Dierks will join the 10-person Board next month. The position is strictly volunteer.

Dierks told The Tennessean, "I am honored for the opportunity to serve on the Airport Authority board. I love Nashville and I love aviation. There are many big changes happening in our city right now as it continues to grow so rapidly. I am very excited to get a chance to be involved in facilitating and managing that growth as it pertains to our airports and aviation services."

In the meantime, Dierks continues on his headlining What The Hell tour with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

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