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Dierks Bentley expresses admiration for awards rival Lambert

Dierks Bentley says he'll be among first to applaud if Miranda Lambert beats him at Grammys

Dierks Bentley expresses admiration for awards rival Lambert

GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) -- Dierks Bentley says there won't be any hard feelings if childhood friend Miranda Lambert takes home the Grammy Award for best country album next week.

Bentley and Lambert are both nominated in the category. Lambert won a Grammy in 2010, but Bentley is still waiting for his first win.

The singers toured together and collaborated on music early in their careers, and Bentley says his feelings toward Lambert haven't changed over the years.

He says that if Lambert's name is called on Feb. 8, he'll be one of the first to stand up and applaud her.

Bentley says, "A win for her is a win for everyone."

In other awards show news, the 39-year-old singer received seven nominations at the Academy of Country Music Awards announced last week. His is the second most nominated act, a notch behind Lambert, who earned eight nods.

Updated : 2021-09-28 16:26 GMT+08:00