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Dierks’ Dog Flees in Winter Storm

Severe thunderstorms and tornados that swept through Nashville and the surrounding area on Sunday (Jan. 13) had everyone on edge, including Dierks Bentley’s dog Jake. The celebrity pooch, who has appeared in several of the country star's videos, including “What Was I Thinkin’,” was frightened by the thunder and lightning that pounded Music City for several hours and jumped a fence surrounding the country star’s home.

After searching for several hours, Dierks posted on Twitter and Facebook, "Jake has been missing for five hours now. Jumped a fence during the thunderstorms. Praying someone found him. A cold, wet, white dog, red collar." Not only did friends and family go out in the adverse weather to find the pup, but Dierks' record label president Mike Dungan even joined the search.

Fortunately, just a few hours ago, good news arrived, also via Twitter when Dierks posted, “Oh my gosh. My wife just told me someone found Jake on Facebook and is bringing him home. One of the happiest days of my life. Grown men don’t cry . . . yeah, right. Thank you to everyone on Facebook and Twitter that spread the word.” He then followed up with a photo saying, “And here he is! Thank you Anna Belle! She swooped in and picked Jake up after he was almost hit by another car.”

Fortunately the family is reunited before Dierks hits the road with Miranda Lambert on the Locked & Reloaded Tour Thursday. The tour, which also includes Lee Brice and Thomas Rhett, kicks off in Columbia, S.C.

Look for more on the tour in the Feb. 4 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Jan. 28.

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