A collection of the singer's memorabilia is currently on display at the tourist attraction, and Dierks decided to have a little fun with visitors by popping up behind a figure modelling some of his old stage clothes.

Poking his head above the mannequin, he then gave a quick kiss to a well-worn guitar he had donated for the exhibition. He also playfully saluted the pilot's uniform he wore for the Drunk on a Plane promo, much to the stunned crowd's amusement, reports People.com.

Bentley had paid a visit to the museum to stage an autograph session for fans as part of the activities surrounding the annual CMA Music Festival, which took place in Nashville on Wednesday (08Jun16).

He then headed to the city's Nissan Stadium on Thursday night to perform as part of an all-star line-up, joining Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Antebellum, among others.

The Dierks Bentley: Every Mile a Memory exhibit runs at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum until September (16).