DIERKS BENTLEY KICKS OFF CMA WEEK WITH HIS EIGHTH ANNUAL "MILES & MUSIC FOR KIDS" ON NOV. 3 IN NASHVILLE, TN

First Artists Announced Are Jake Owen and Easton Corbin

NASHVILLE, TN - August 29, 2013 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is gearing up for his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert set for Sun., Nov. 3 in Nashville, TN.  Benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Jake Owen and Easton Corbin are the first announced special guests to join Bentley for the all-star concert.  Presale tickets are available beginning Wed., Sept. 4 on www.dierks.com and general public tickets go on sale Frl., Sept. 6 at 10:00A CT through Ticketmaster.

"This is honestly the most fun day of my year, and it brings the whole community together for a great cause," said Bentley. "We got rained out last year for the first time, so I want to make up for it in a big way. The lineup is going to be killer, and it'll be a fun way to kick off a big week that celebrates country music with the CMA Awards just a few days later."

Since first hitting the pavement in 2006, Bentley has visited seven cities to raise over $2 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. This year's annual event will begin at the Harley Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) for an hour-long ride that ends downtown at Nashville's Riverfront Park. From Riverfront, Bentley will take the stage for a family-friendly day of music with a lineup that will continue to grow as the event approaches.

Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. Special VIP packages are also available. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.  

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a freestanding hospital dedicated to serving only children, is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Experts treat and work to prevent all health issues ranging from common childhood conditions to serious, advanced diseases. Featuring Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart disorders, Children's Hospital also operates the region's only level 1 pediatric trauma unit and a neonatal intensive care unit with the highest designated level of care. In addition, Children's Hospital is a top-level teaching and research facility. No child is denied care on basis of limited ability to pay.

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Taryn Pray
Universal Music Group Nashville
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