Country music star Dierks Bentley may not have been invited to Blake Shelton’s wedding, but he still made sure to give him a wedding gift.
As we all know by now, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani officially tied the knot back on July 3rd. But the wedding ceremony wasn’t as big and as elaborate as you might imagine. The happy couple kept things very small, with only 40 close family members and friends in attendance. It took place at Blake Shelton’s ranch in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
But since the wedding was so small, that means that Shelton and Stefani couldn’t invite some of their high-profile friends. Among those who didn’t get an invite was a fellow country star, Dierks Bentley. Bentley explained as much in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“It’s really cool, the way that his wedding’s private like that, I’m so happy for him,” he said. “He found Gwen and he’s doing so well, great music, recording together. He’s doing so great.”
And although he wasn’t physically present at Blake Shelton’s wedding, Dierks Bentley still managed to give him a special wedding gift.
“My presence at ‘The Voice’ was his present!” Bentley joked.
Speaking of presents, the country star has officially kicked off his Beers on Me Tour and has been traveling the country performing live. There’s no doubt that in itself has been a present for country music fans. But Bentley has not taken the last couple of years for granted. He has missed performing live and interacting with his fans. He said that it’s “the best feeling.”
“It’s the best feeling,” he admitted. “the second my boots, like, touch the stage, it’s like electricity coming up through the floorboards. I’m just I’m so excited to be out there!”
Dierks Bentley is a Mentor for Shelton’s Team on ‘The Voice’
Blake Shelton’s team on The Voice definitely has some extra star power with Dierks Bentley serving as a mentor. As a matter of fact, Bentley believes that he is going to help Shelton’s team get back to its winning ways. On a more serious note, though, Bently talked about how great it was just to spend some time with Shelton again, who is a close friend of his.
“It was amazing, you know? It was so great seeing him,” he said. “We hadn’t seen each other in a long time.”
If you are a fan of The Voice, then you know how genuine Blake Shelton really is. But seeing that up and close and personal definitely hit a soft spot for Dierks Bentley.
“Just being around him as he talks to these kids, I was really impressed. He’s been doing it for a long time and he’s really good at, like, steering these kids who have these big dreams, these big hopes. This is so important to him.”