Dierks Bentley will be adding government official to his resume. According to The Tennessean, Nashville Mayor Megan Berry has nominated Dierks to be on the Metro government board that oversees the Nashville International Airport, filling the latest vacancy on the Nashville Airport Authority’s board of directors.
“I am grateful for Dierks Bentley’s willingness to serve the Nashville community on the Airport Authority,” Barry said in a statement to The USA TODAY NETWORK–Tennessee.
“As a leader in the Nashville music industry and as a pilot himself, Dierks brings a unique perspective to the board of the MNAA having flown into hundreds of airports worldwide,” she said. “He will lend an important voice to the Airport Authority which will be managing the $1.2 billion capital investment in the MNAA facilities, while working to make our airport a true international hub for commerce and tourism.”
The vote to officially give Dierks the spot will happen next month.
I am honored for the opportunity to serve on the Airport Authority board,” Bentley said. “I love Nashville and I love aviation. There are many big changes happening in our city right now as it continues to grow so rapidly. I am very excited to get a chance to be involved in facilitating and managing that growth as it pertains to our airports and aviation services.”