Dierks Bentley Loses His Father, Cancels Nashville Show

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(Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

As many country fans know by now, Leon Bentley, father of singer Dierks Bentley, passed away this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. He was age 88.

Due to the tragic news, Dierks announced that he was canceling an appearance in Nashville this week. The date will be rescheduled.

However, Bentley’s show this Saturday (June 9) at Detroit’s Downtown Hoedown is still on. And as Dierks wrote to WYCD’s Steve Grunwald, “Appreciate your thoughts and prayers” through these “rough times,” but “I will be ready to rock” at Hoedown this weekend. “[I] need the Hoedown and to be back on stage with my guys!”

- Kurt Wolff, CBS Local

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