Fan Paints Portrait of Dierks Bentley’s Late Dog as Gift

It’s been almost a month since Dierks Bentley sadly announced that his beloved best friend and dog, Jake, had passed away after battling with cancer.

Bentley’s “man’s best friend” was by his side through the majority of his career, from playing the Grand Ole Opry to becoming a tour essential. Jake, who died at the age of 15, was pretty much Bentley’s buddy through it all and the whole country community grieved when he passed.

Fans also stood alongside Bentley as they gave their condolences to the country star over his loss. But one fan in particular decided to pay tribute to Jake in her own artistic way by painting a beautiful portrait of the pup and gifting it to the superstar.

Upon receiving the thoughtful present, Bentley posted a picture of the portrait to his Twitter and thanked the fan for their kind gesture during this time of mourning.


“This painting of my dog jake from 14 yr old sydney lawton really blows my mind and hits my heart hard. Thank you,” Bentley wrote, with a calm, happy emoji along with it.

Jake will always be remembered in spirit and in song. Bentley penned an honorary verse to his canine pal in his song, “Can’t Be Replaced,” off his new record, Black. The track includes the lines, “For fifteen years right by my side / From a single man to three kids and a wife / Friends come and go, but when it comes to Jake / There’s some things that can’t be replaced.”

Fans can listen to the song on Bentley’s album through digital retailers or streaming services.