10 Things You Didn’t Know About Country Star Dierks Bentley
8. Favorite Sports
His favorite sport to play is hockey, but his favorite sport to watch is football. Believe it or not, even though he grew up in Arizona, he learned how to skate as a kid and became really interested in hockey as an adult when the Nashville Predators came to town. “I found out the reason you wear all that gear is not to protect you from the puck or other people, it’s to protect you from yourself. Because I’d wind up to take a shot, and I’d fall right back on my helmet. It’s just kind of the way I am when I get into something. I get really into it, and I go after it all the way, you know,” he said to CMT.
7. Pilot License
Bentley might sing about getting drunk on a plane, but in reality, he’s the one flying the planes! He spent three years training to get his pilot license which he eventually did get in 1997. “I got an itching to learn how to fly one time and spent three years getting my pilot’s license. Once I got it, I was like, ‘Ah, all right.’ Too much money, too much time for that, but I went ahead and did it anyway,” he said during an interview with CMT. It turned out to be a really great decision because he uses it as a way to stay in touch with his family. He’s able to fly himself to concerts around the country on his own schedule which allows him to spend more time with his wife and kids.