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"I was actually asked," Dierks reveals to Seattle's KMPS radio. "I considered it for a long time, and I was flattered to be asked. But at the end of the day, I love playing music -- it's what excites me creatively. Writing songs, making records and touring is everything to me. That's the dream, and the dream takes up a lot of time. With two kids and a wife, my plate's pretty full."
Dierks' plate is indeed full with the announcement this week of his Country & Cold Cans Tour, a 22-city trek that kicks off October 6 in Lacrosse, Wis. Opening acts include Jerrod Niemann and the Eli Young Band for the first leg of the tour.
Dierks' latest single, 'Am I the Only One,' is currently in the Top 3 on the country charts, with lyrics that illustrate a "country cutie with a rock 'n roll bootie." KPMS' morning team asked the Arizona native just what a "rock 'n roll bootie" looks like, leaving him at a bit of a loss for words. Listen to their entire interview with the singer/songwriter here.
Dierks' sixth studio album is expected to be released this fall.