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A country star is staying strong following the loss of a dear companion Al Wagner/Invision/AP
Dierks Bentley performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

There’s a saying that goes: “Dog is man’s best friend.” So, it’s no surprise that Dierks Bentley was devastated when cancer took away his beloved pup Jake back in July.

The 15-year-old shepherd mix went everywhere with the country music star. Together, they attended red carpet events, radio interviews, and even joined forces onstage.

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Now, it looks like Dierks is finally getting used to having a new companion by his side.

On Sunday, Nov. 13, Dierks posted back-to-back videos on Twitter, which featured a four-legged friend in the background. Dierks didn’t reveal the name of his new pal. But, it’s clear that they’re getting along great!

In this video, Dierks is in good spirits, as the new family pet peeks over his shoulder and showers him with kisses. The 40-year-old singer adopted the new dog earlier this year in September.

Aside from his adorable pooch, Dierks couldn’t help but share his excitement about his upcoming gig at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The show, which takes place on Jan. 21, 2017, is a major career milestone for Dierks. In fact, it marks the first time that the country crooner will headline a concert at the venue.

“Every show means the world to me. We treat them all like they’re the biggest nights of our life,” said Dierks in the clip, “But, I will say playing Nashville, Tennessee at Bridgestone Arena is pretty big.”

Dierks got even more sentimental about the Nashville stop saying that his career began on the streets of Lower Broadway.

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“I want to go down there and reconnect with some friends and some bar owners and just the vibe on Lower Broadway,” said Dierks, “To me, that’s really where Nashville lives. I was really thinking about getting in my truck tonight and just dropping down there to see what’s going on. Check back in tomorrow. I think I’m going to do something off the wall.”

Dierks recently wrapped the second leg of his Somewhere on a Beach Tour. His upcoming Nashville stop is one out of 23 cities that he will visit in North America during his 2017 What the Hell World Tour, which kicks off on Jan. 19 in Dayton, Ohio and features openers Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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