Fitted t-shirt clinging to toned muscles, sculpted blonde hair and those blue eyes sparkling in the afternoon sun … It already makes for one really sexy photo shoot, but put Dierks Bentley in front of his airplane, a sleek Cirrus SR22T Xi that he’ll use to fly himself to a private show later on, and the result is almost too hot to handle.
To anyone taking in the scene, it has a certain James Bond quality to it. But to the man living it – PEOPLE Country’s Hottest Guy – it’s really just another day. In fact, the photoshoot isn’t even the most exciting part of his day.
That honor goes to this morning’s activity: snuggling up on the couch with his kids – Evie, 6, Jordan, 4, and Knox, 19 months – and watching Star Wars together for the very first time. “I kept thinking, ‘Wow, is this really happening?’ ” Bentley, 39, tells PEOPLE excitedly. “Talk about a major moment!”
What do you think is the perfect date?
A Sunday morning spent reading the paper together, maybe drinking some mimosas, alone and talking until noon. That would be pretty amazing. Married couples with kids will understand.
What superpower do you wish you had?
To be able to temporarily clone my wife [Cassidy] and me so we could be with our kids, but then also get more alone time.
What do you wear to bed?
Honestly, I sleep best wearing nothing. But with kids, I’ve learned to sleep with underwear very close by, if not wrapped around one of my feet, so I’m ready to go if something happens. I remember somewhere in his 70s, my dad started wearing a nightgown – like an old-school grandpa gown! I can see how that might be somewhere in my future.
Bentley kicks off his Sounds of Summer tour Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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