There just seems to be something in the jeans, or… genes. Country artists just seem to produce offspring that not only want to follow in their famous parents’ footsteps, but also have the talent to do so and the guts to get up onstage at even the youngest of ages.
We all remember Luke Bryan’s son Bo getting up onstage, and while he didn’t sing, he showed his daddy’s knack for shaking his groove thing. And more recently, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott’s little girl, Eisele Kaye, asked to join her famous mom and her Lady A partners, Dave and Charles, onstage. She was a little bashful at first, but she found her voice.
And there have been legacies of country performers forever — the Cash and Carter families, Hank Williams Sr. and Jr. and all the little Williams that followed, Merle Haggard’s son Ben is a gifted performer and so is Keith Whitley’s boy, Jessie Keith.
Next up to the microphone — Dierks Bentley’s oldest daughter, Evie. Now, let’s be clear, Evie is a mere 7 years old, so being older doesn’t imply that she’s in college. And, the reality is, this isn’t her first time to perform with her famous father. She sat down on a bar stool with him on the stage of the Ryman some five years ago to sing “Thinking Of You” with her dad. And yes, our hearts turned to goop then, too.
However, during the weekend of Aug. 13, an older 7-year-old Evie stepped out with Dierks during his VIP fan experience and confidently walked up to the mic to help him sing his newest hit, “Different for Girls.” This time, she needed very little coaxing and her voice is clear, strong and goose bump worthy! Her pigtails are as adorable as she is, but what’s even more precious is the look on Dierks’ face. We’re calling it “pride.”
But hold the door! Little Jordan, who is just 4 years old, also got into the act on a different song, helping daddy remember the words to “All The Way to Me.”
We’re happy to know that we might be hearing music from the Bentley family for many more years, but we’re ready for the debut of baby Knox, who is just 2.