Dierks Bentley’s Miles and Music for Kids Event Raises $335K in 2014
Dierks Bentley just wrapped the first leg of his Riser Tour, and he went out with a bang. The singer concluded his road run with the Miles and Music for Kids Event, which raised a whopping $335,000!
Bentley's fundraising event took place in Nashville, with Jon Pardi, Kip Moore, Randy Houser and Chris Young all performing alongside the headliner. Actor Chip Esten, who plays Deacon on ABC's 'Nashville,' made an appearance during the day, although he didn't perform. Dee Jay Silver and Keifer Thompson from Thompson Square were also spotted during the event.
A total of $335,479 was raised for Vanderbilt's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital. That makes this year's event the biggest one to date, with no sign of slowing down in the future.
Of course, Bentley was floored by the weekend's events, from the end of the tour to the fundraiser.
"I'm still coming down from the high of such an unbelievable last run of shows on the summer leg of this tour," the star says in a release. "The fans in Cincy, Cleveland and Indianapolis were ready to close out their summer in a big way. Then we got back to Nashville and I was totally blown away by the outpouring of support we got for this year's Miles and Music."
"This little event we started nine years ago has taken on a life of its own," adds Bentley. "I feel like I'm just a small part of this thing. It has really become about country music fans and bikers coming together to help our community and those kids. It's incredible."
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