Dierks Bentley may be the only singer banned from the Grand Ole Opry before he even got to sing there. During his early days in Nashville, Dierks got a job located on the Opryland grounds. Dierks made sure to stay late on weekends so he could slip backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House. Dierks did this so often that Opry general manager Pete Fisher finally had to limit his access. These days, of course, Dierks is always welcome at the Opry.