DIERKS BENTLEY SELLS OUT THE COUNTRY CARES CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE FAMILIES OF THE GRANITE MOUNTAIN HOT SHOTS THIS MORNING AFTER FANS LOCK UP TICKETING SERVERS DUE TO DEMAND Other Country Artists Join On To Help Bentley Honor His Hometown Heroes And Their Families Nashville, TN – July 12, 2013 – Country Music fans locked up ticketing servers this morning while racing to purchase tickets for the Country Cares Concert to benefit The Granite Mountain Hot Shots, which officially sold out over 6,000 tickets at Tim’s Toyota Center for the July 22 event in Prescott Valley, AZ. The New KMLE Country @ 107.9 and 92.9 KAFF Country organized the concert with headliner Dierks Bentley and after the sell out this morning, special guests The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail joined on to help raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in last week’s wildfires. “Country fans are the best, and when their friends need help, they show up,” said Bentley. “This is my hometown, and I feel a huge pull to go back and be there with them and do what I can to help. I've had some friends speak up and say they wanted to come help, so we're going to put together a special night of music, raise some money and hopefully leave these families and this community with some positive memories." “We feel very blessed this concert sold out so quickly,” said KMLE Country @ 107.9 Program Director Tim Richards. “Thanks to these artists for putting together such an amazing event in such a short amount of time. We hope families of the firefighters know how much the Arizona community cares about them.” Fans interested in contributing who were not able to purchase tickets or attend the Country Cares Concert can make a direct donation by clicking here. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will distribute directly to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters. Arizona native Dierks Bentley has forged his own artistic path in an industry built predominantly on formula. He has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound. His album HOME debuted at No. 1 and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 10 career No. 1 songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies, garnered 11 GRAMMY nominations and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry. Bentley is currently in the studio working on his upcoming album RISER due out this fall and will pick back up later this month on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour through October. About the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities: The United Phoenix Firefighters Charities is an association of professional firefighters from Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, and Tempe that works to better the communities in which we live by delivering excellent Fire and Medical Services, performingcharitable works, and by doing whatever they can do to make the cities thatthey serve a better place to live. For more information about the United Phoenix Firefighters, please call 602-277-1500.
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