Most country singers sing about their human relationships, but on Dierks Bentley's new album he sings about his relationship with his dog, Jake.
The song, called "Can't Be Replaced," is the final song on Dierk's Bentley's new album, "Black," which was released on May 27. He can't get through the song without crying because it includes lyrics about his 15-year-old dog, Jake, who is battling cancer.
When Bentley found the cancerous lumps last year he put his friend on chemotherapy, but Jake is also deaf and suffers from leg issues in his old age. The lyrics (penned by himself, Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey) include a reference to Jake.
"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."
Jake has done everything with Bentley. He has starred in music videos with him, walked the red carpet, appeared on TV shows like "The View," and been his constant companion from the single years, through marriage, fatherhood, and country music fame.
One of Jake's most recent appearances took place at the opening of Bentley's Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit.