Dierks Bentley Says He’s Turned Down Acting Jobs Because He Doesn’t “Want To Go To L.A.”

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Dierks Bentley isn’t going Hollywood anytime soon.

In a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, he says that he’s been asked if he’d ever want to get into acting on TV or even potentially join a reality competition show, but he says he’s not willing to sacrifice time at home with his family to do those things.

Dierks added that he’s auditioned for TV things before, but realized that he doesn’t actually “want to go to L.A.”:

“I don’t think I’d be good enough to doing those things. It requires, like, more time away from home and I just, I don’t want to.

I had a chance to audition for Larry David and I decided not to do it. Because again, I’m like, ‘Oh, if I get it, I don’t really want to go to L.A. I got a great gig. I love what I do.”

Can’t say I blame him there…

Dierks also just released his 10th studio album Gravel & Gold in February, and is gearing up for a new tour named for the record that kicks off this weekend on June 1st.

He says it will be a completely new show and tour compared to anything he’s ever done before, because he wants to give fans the best experience possible, knowing how much they put into getting to one of his concerts:

“We want that first show to feel like our 100th show. I have so much respect for these fans that come out, spend their money and come see us and we want that first show to have all the excitement of like a new show, new tour.

I haven’t totally figured out all its lighting and what the setlist is gonna be, and obviously the transitions and stuff. It’s a lot of work to make it feel like it’s easy.

Like any creative endeavor, it all comes down just to passionate people and work. Doing the work, because you’re passionate about it. So band and crew, great guys.”

And while you’re here, make sure you check out his hilarious new song “Herassmeant” with Lainey Wilson, AKA Darla McFarland and his band the Hot Country Knights:

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