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Music Seen: Dierks Bentley at the Ryman Auditorium
Music Seen goes behind the scenes for a day in the life of your favorite artists. Follow Dierks Bentley as he prepares for a show at the Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2, 2012.

On the road to promote is latest album, Home, Bentley brought a few surprise guests to Nashville and even performed a song with his pint-sized pride and joy, daughter Evie. Making the show even more memorable, the Ryman's famous stage (which served as the longtime home of the Grand Ole Opry and stars like Hank Williams and Patsy Cline) was torn out and replaced because of safety and maintenance issues only a day later.

Here we get a look at what happened backstage, on the bus and even during the sold-out concert.

At the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

Dierks Bentley plays the final solo show at the Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 2, 2012, before the 61-year-old historic stage is replaced.

Camera ready

Dierks Bentley starts his day with a few interviews at the Ryman Auditorium.

Just act natural.

Dierks Bentley has an album photo shoot in the halls of the Ryman Auditorium.

Check one, two!

Dierks Bentley and his band at soundcheck for his show on Feb. 2, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

Which one's your favorite?

Set list for Dierks Bentley's show on Feb. 2, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

A happy family

Dierks Bentley and his daughter Evie sing "Thinking of You." She is featured on the Home album singing the song.

Last minute changes

Dierks Bentley and his band review the set list on the bus.

Cheat sheet

Dierks Bentley secures the set list to his guitar backstage at the Ryman Auditorium.

Here's to you

Dierks Bentley raises a toast to fans at his show on Feb. 2, 2012, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

A moving duet

Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild sing "When You Gonna Come Around."

Getting his bluegrass fix

Dierks Bentley and members of the Travelin' McCourys perform songs from Bentley's Up on the Ridge album.

A proud moment

Del McCoury joins Dierks Bentley onstage to perform "Pride (In the Name of Love)."

Saying thanks

Dierks Bentley signs autographs for fans after the Ryman show on Feb. 2, 2012.
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