Dierks Bentley: ‘I’m Really Happy’ Having Daughters
Dierks Bentley is a ladies man — and lovin’ it!
“We’re really happy with what we’ve got. My brother has three girls so I think I’ll stick with two, but you never know,” Bentley, 35, tells PARADE.
“Well, I’ve got two boys. I got Jake and George, my two dogs, and I’m good.”
Despite his dedication to his music and his work with the Wounded Warriors project, Bentley admits he never quite knew how fulfilling his world could be until he became a father.
“[Fatherhood] changes your life,” he admits. “It’s amazing to have that realness in your life because before that you tell yourself you’re really busy or life is crazy, but kids really give you a perspective of what’s important — and that’s family.”
And now, with his latest album due out early next year, Bentley has unintentionally channeled many of the emotions stirred up by fatherhood into his music.
“It changes your life and as a songwriter it feeds into your music, though I don’t try to write songs like that,” he shares, adding he prefers to pen songs that could be “interpreted in different ways” by his fans.
“There are songs on this record that I wrote with my daughter in mind, but they could be a love song, could be a spiritual song, all depends on how you listen to it.”
— Anya Leon