Tom Brady has nothing on Ellen DeGeneres. Country superstar (and devoted sports fan) Dierks Bentley gave up his tickets to last weekend’s Super Bowl — in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, no less — so that he could perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show just a couple of days later.
“We had six tickets, we were all gonna go,” Bentley told the comedienne during his appearance on the popular daytime talk show Tuesday. “We were like, ‘Man, we wanted to be here at the show. This was more important to us.”
In addition to chatting with DeGeneres, Bentley performed his latest single, the solemn “Say You Do” on the show. It’s the latest hit from Riser, which is a contender for Country Album of the Year at the Grammys this Sunday night.
Bentley wasn’t completely absent from Super Bowl-related activities in his hometown. On Saturday, he joined Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line for “The Night Before” concert at US Airways Center in Phoenix.
“I’ve done some cool stuff in my career,” the singer told the packed house. “But this could be the greatest night of my career.”