Nashville, TN – July 9, 2013 – Multi-Platinum selling singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley will make a special trip to his home state this month to headline the Country Cares Concert, benefiting The Granite Mountain Hotshots on July 22nd at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, AZ. The New KMLE Country @ 107.9 and 92.9 KAFF Country have organized the concert to raise money for the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in last week’s wildfires. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 12th at 12:00P CT at KMLE1079.com and at Tim’s Toyota Center box office.
“I want to help honor the memory of these 19 brave firefighters, to be part of the healing process for the community and to raise money for the families left behind,” said Bentley. “I was and still am devastated by this tragic event in my home state. I certainly can’t imagine what these families are enduring, but I do believe in the healing power of music and hope as many Arizonans as possible can come out and be part of this event.”
“We hope this benefit concert gives everyone affected by this tragedy the opportunity to come together and heal,” said KMLE Country @ 107.9 Program Director Tim Richards. “We want to raise as much money as possible to help the families of these amazing heroes.”
Fans and community members will have the chance to purchase tickets to the concert and special VIP packages with all proceeds going to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will distribute directly to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters. Fifty-one children were left without fathers in the wake of this tragedy.
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.
Additional artist announcements and more information can be found on dierks.com and KMLE1079.com.
About The New KMLE Country @107.9
The New KMLE Country @107.9 is the leading country station in Phoenix, AZ. KMLE Country @107.9 is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 130 radio stations throughout the nation’s top 50 markets. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com. For more information on the New KMLE Country @107.9, please visit www.kmle1079.com.
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, performing charitable works, and by doing whatever they can do to make the cities that they serve a better place to live. For more information about the United Phoenix Firefighters, please call 602-277-1500.
About 92.9 KAFF Country
92.9 KAFF Country is the leading country music radio station in Flagstaff, AZ, and serves the Arizona cities of Flagstaff, Prescott, Sedona, Williams, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Prescott Valley, and Winslow. 92.9 KAFF Country is owned and operated by GuyAnn Corporation of Flagstaff, AZ. For more information about 92.9 KAFF Country, please visit http://kaff.gcmaz.com/.