Dierks—"Bono Does a Great Johnny Cash"

Bentley talks about meeting Irish rock legend.

Ya might recall that U2 lead singer Bono gathered up some country singers the night before the band’s Nashville show a few weeks ago.

Dierks tells CountryWeekly.com that Bono wanted to talk about his project to bring immunizations to children in poor countries. But Bono listened as much as he talked.

“It was great, the guy was totally present for four hours," Dierks said last night (July 19) after a three-song set on the Grand Ole Opry. "He’s very passionate about global health and trying to take care of the poorest and sickest people. And he wanted our thoughts on that.”

And, Dierks said, “He took a genuine interest in talking about country fans. . . . I told him about the current scene in country music and how passionate and supportive fans are.”

Bono did know all about Johnny Cash, with whom he recorded before Johnny died.

“Bono does a great Johnny Cash impersonation," Dierks revealed. "He did it several times."

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