Much of Music City will be turning out Monday night for the 54th ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, but not Dierks Bentley. The father of three will be busy trick-or-treating with his family, even though he’s not exactly thrilled with his get-up.
“The costumes are always picked out by our kids, and this year they wanted to do Toy Story. So, I thought maybe I’d get Woody. No. I thought maybe I’d get Buzz Lightyear. No. I got Mr. Potato Head. Yeah, I’m very cool. I’m gonna make him cool. I’m bringing sexy back to Mr. Potato Head,” Dierks jokes. “They’ve got a Mrs. Potato Head too, so Cass is Mrs. Potato Head… Evie is Little Bo Peep… Jordan is Jessie, and then Knox is Buzz Lightyear. We got a little Buzz Lightyear costume for him, which is pretty strong.”
Dierks admits he’s happy to play along, since the whole family dressing as a theme has quickly become a Halloween tradition.
“We’ve gone as The Wizard of Oz before. We did Willy Wonka one year, which was unfortunate for Cass ‘cause she had to dress up as Violet as a big blueberry. So, our outfits are terrible, but it’s fun because the kids pick ‘em out!”
This week, the four-time nominee performs a free live concert Wednesday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, before he tunes up again to play on the 50th Annual CMA Awards that night.
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