OFFSTAGE: Dierks Bentley Readies for Baby Girl and Christmas Tree

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Dierks Bentley may be thanking heaven for little girls. But his first-born daughter, Evie? Not so much. Bentley was on Nashville radio station WSIX last week and said he and wife Cassidy are ready to welcome another little girl into their lives any day now. But 2-year-old Evie doesn’t quite understand what’s happening. “I have a feeling her world’s gonna be rocked here pretty soon, you know,” he said. “She realizes there’s somebody else coming over to the house and they’re not going away.” He also told CMT that this is the year he’s finally going to get a Christmas tree. “In the last couple of years, we haven’t really done the tree thing because it’s just been me and Cas, and we usually have a gig around Christmas, so we come back, and it’s all dried up and dead and a big fire hazard. It’s fun to try and remember the traditions you had with your family and try and make them new again,” he said.

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