Dierks Bentley paid tribute to his late dog Jake during a recent stop on his Somewhere on a Beach Tour.
Taste of Country reports that Bentley dedicated his song “Every Mile a Memory” to the pup, pausing several times to look at pictures of Jake that appeared on the screen behind him.
Images featured in the slide show included one of Bentley and Jake together, as well as one of Bentley’s wife and the pup.
Jake, who served at Bentley’s best bud and companion for the past 15 years, passed away in early July after battling cancer.
Jake had been by Dierks’ side for countless awards shows and events throughout his career, even attending the recent opening of Bentley’s Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit.
A song on Bentley’s new Black album is even dedicated to Jake. The final verse of “Can’t Be Replaced” goes:
“For 15 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 just some things that can’t be replaced.”