Dierks Bentley logged time in a Nashville studio last week, not recording music but launching rockets and shooting snipers. Bentley was the first country artist ever to team up with Xbox 360's 'Game With Fame' program. He played the 'Halo 3' game online, virtually interacting with several fans and fellow Xbox enthusiasts.

"I just met with Dierks Bentley in combat on Halo 3," blogged one fan on the Xbox 360 website. "He seems like an amazing person, very cool and real. We played four matches, the first in which I received MVP . . . Now I can say I killed Dierks Bentley on Halo 3."

James Otto will be the next country star to play the 'Game With Fame.' He'll take on other Xbox LIVE members in Madden NFL 08 this Sunday.