Dierks Bentley Helps U.S. Soldier With Surprise Family Reunion [Watch]

Dierks Bentley Helps U.S. Soldier With Surprise Family Reunion [Watch]

Before Dierks Bentley’s concert at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., on April 29, he helped one soldier—Staff Sergeant Steven Mendez—and his family create an unforgettable memory.

As the soldier’s two sons were taking pictures and chatting with Dierks backstage before the concert, SSgt. Mendez, who had been overseas for 10 months, casually walked into the photo opportunity. SSgt. Mendez’s sons were so stunned that it took them a few seconds to regain their composure and embrace their father.

Later that evening during the concert, an emotional Dierks invited the Mendez family onstage and thanked Steven for his service as the crowd chanted “U.S.A.”

Watch the surprise reunion below.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson