Dierks Bentley nominated for Nashville airport board

20th Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Country music star Dierks Bentley has been nominated to serve on the board that oversees Nashville,Tennessee's international airport.

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Bentley, who is a qualified pilot, has been nominated for the post on the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority's (MNAA) board of directors by the city's Mayor Megan Barry.

"I am grateful for Dierks Bentley's willingness to serve the Nashville community on the Airport Authority," Barry said in a statement to USA Today.

"As a leader in the Nashville music industry and as a pilot himself, Dierks brings a unique perspective to the board of the MNAA having flown into hundreds of airports worldwide," she added.

Nashville's Metro Council members will vote on whether to appoint him to the board next month (May17). The position is unpaid but does carry a lot of responsibility as the airport authority's 10 person board oversees policy and spending at the city's main airport and the smaller John C. Tune Airport.

If confirmed Bentley, who topped America's Billboard country chart in 2014 with his track Drunk on a Plane, will not be the first music star appointed by Barry to serve the Nashville community; last year (16) she picked rock legend Jack White to join the Council on Gender Equity.

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