Dierks Bentley is adding to his family Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
Dierks Bentley performs on NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, May 27, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Dierks Bentley, wife Cassidy, and their kids — Evie, Jordan and Knox — were all devastated when their family pup, Jake, died in July from cancer after Dierks discovered lumps on his neck. But the most devastated was, perhaps, their other dog, George.

In fact, Dierks was so forlorn by the loss of his beloved four-legged friend, he told “Billboard,” “That will definitely be my last dog. My kids might get another dog, but I’m done.”

Guess what?

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In a tweet on Sept. 13, Dierks commented that George had been “lonesome.” Attached to that post is video of Cassidy, Evie and Jordan walking out of the Nashville Humane Association. In Cassidy’s arms is Jordan and in Evie’s? The family’s new dog.

The pup appears to be a beagle mix and also seems to be pretty comfy being carried out by his new, young owner.

Dierks, who is shooting the selfie video says, “In and out in about 10 minutes. We got a dog. We don’t have a name yet, but we got a dog.” As Evie happily sings “We got a dog, we got a dog,” in the background, Cassidy comments that she wants one more.

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With three children, two dogs and a musician in the house, we aren’t sure if she’s kidding or not, but she’s pretty laid-back, so she may be thinking one pup for each kiddo. Dierks’ tone does sound a little apprehensive, but we’re sure that’s just a combination of missing his pal, Jake. Remember, he said Jake couldn’t be replaced, but he’s definitely a dog dude so we’re confident this new four-legged family member will soon be cuddled up to Dierks’ boots.


Fans have already started suggesting names on the Twitter post. Dierks does call him “boy,” so we’re guessing “Daisy,” “Bella” and “Gracie” are out, but we are kind of digging “Dude.”

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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