For Dierks Bentley, Then and Now, Love Hurts

He describes a rejected marriage proposal in the past—and how hard it is to leave home now.

This Dierks Bentley is a deep-feeling guy, and he showed that in an interview with The Tennessean in Nashville.

Dierks described a rejected marriage proposal this way:

“I was so heartbroken that I would be in the shower and my hair would fall out at my feet. I lost so much weight because I was so messed up over this one girl. . . . It was classic country-and-western style, like, ‘It’s not working out? Let’s ask her to marry me. That’ll fix all the problems,’” the singer recalls.

That was then, and Dierks says he feels some heartache now when he has to leave his wife, Cassidy, and their two daughters, Evie, 3, and Jordan, 1, to go on the road.

“You never realize how painful it is to love someone until you have a kid and it just hurts in the best possible ways and in the worst possible ways that no heartache could ever, ever measure up to.”

Dierks shares that level of emotion with his wife, who brought their daugther Evie into the studio last year—a birthday surprise for Dierks—to sing on the chorus of the track "Thinking of You" on Dierks' new Home album.

Cassidy was moved to tears while their little girl sang, producer Luke Wooten told the newspaper.

“We had to bring a mop into the control room,” Wooten joked. “It was a pretty cool experience.”

 

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