Dierks Bentley Shares Birth Details; Savors Fatherhood
Watching Cassidy deliver their daughter Evalyn ‘Evie’ Day through natural childbirth just before midnight on Saturday was “amazing,” country star Dierks Bentley tells PEOPLE. “She set out to do things — as my wife does — her own way, and she really wanted to do it naturally,” he explains. The couple chose a midwife to help them stick to their plan. “It’s an amazing way to go because it makes you get involved as a husband, just reading books and helping her go through this process. I would have done it with all the drugs they could find! Ittakes a strong-willed woman and she was just amazing. You learn a lotabout your wife.”
Calling fatherhood the “wildest thing” he’s done, the new father performed — unshaven and exhausted from the previous evening’s proceedings — on Sunday in Nashville, raising money for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Having used the facilities’ services the night before, Dierks, 32, tells PEOPLE that “knowing this [concert] supports Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, it means more to me personally now thanit ever has.” As he and Cass, 33, settle into parenthood with 2-day-old Evie, Dierks is still wrapping his mind around his new title: Dad.
“I’ve got a natural high going. I’ve done a lot of crazy stuff in my life, but this is the wildest thing. It seems like I’ve opened the door to a whole ‘nother universe. It’s like there’s another dimension I never knew existed!”