DIERKS BENTLEY REVEALS DETAILS FOR NASHVILLE KICKOFF OF NATIONWIDE "MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS" BENEFIT SERIES

Arius Rucker, Eric Church And More To Join Bentley At Riverfront Park
First Tickets Go On Sale Fri., Aug. 15


NASHVILLE, TN - Aug 12, 2009 - Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley will host his fourth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert on Sunday, Oct. 11 in Nashville. Sponsored by Nationwide Insurance, all proceeds from the event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

The hour-long ride will weave through beautiful Williamson County and end at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville with a concert featuring Bentley and special guests including his label-mates Darius Rucker and Eric Church. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

This has always been a pretty special deal, and then last year my daughter was born at Vanderbilt the same day as our event and that really put things in perspective for me," says Bentley. "It's cool that guys like Darius and Eric are willing to come out and help us raise some money, so that our community can continue to benefit from the hospital's services."

Tickets for the family-friendly event go on sale on Fri., Aug. 15 through Ticketmaster. Tickets for the ride, concert and commemorative T-shirt are $50, or those looking to attend the concert only can purchase tickets for $20. Special VIP packages are also available.

This year, Bentley has joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children's Miracle Network to expand the successful "Miles & Music for Kids" event to six cities across the country in 2009 and 2010, with all proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network hospitals in those areas. In the three previous years, "Miles & Music for Kids" has raised over $500,000 for Children's Hospital.

For the latest news and ongoing artist announcements, visit www.dierks.com.


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