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Dierks Bentley, ‘Nashville’ Cast Will Rock the Ryman for a Good Cause

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Dierks Bentley will join the cast of the hit series Nashville to perform at an upcoming benefit set to take place at the iconic Ryman Auditorium.

The “Riser” singer and a number of cast members from the show, which is set amidst the dealings of the music business in its namesake city, will take the stage at the hallowed venue on Feb. 15 to raise money for the African Children’s Choir. Connie Britton, who plays Rayna Jaymes on the ABC drama, will host the event for the second year in a row, according to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper.

Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio, Chaley Rose, Will Chase, Aubrey Peeples and Chris Cormack are all scheduled to perform at the benefit, joined by special guests that include Bentley, Americana musician Buddy Miller (who is also Nashville‘s musical director), singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and the African Children’s Choir. Ticket prices range from $39.50 to $120.

Last year’s event took place at 3rd and Lindsley and was sold out.

Nashville fans recently got some very welcome news, when ABC president Paul Lee all but confirmed that the show will be renewed for a fifth season while talking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. While renewals won’t be officially revealed until May, “We don’t have any plans to finish Nashville,” Lee says (quote via Entertainment Weekly). “We have an incredibly passionate audience. The Nashville audience grows by a large amount in our delay viewings. No, at this point, no plans for Nashville other than to keep it going.”

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