Dierks shared his thoughts about pursuing his education beyond high school with CMT:
I'd always loved music... but I knew education was really important as well. I was able to put the two together and get into a school in Nashville so I could really focus on the music but try to get a college education as well.
"By getting that secondary education, by going back to college and getting that degree, its really a special thing. I would definitely not pass it up 'cause its kind of a once in a lifetime thing."