Dierks Bentley Named Spokesperson for Music Health Alliance’s “Heal The Music Day,” October 18, 2019
ASCAP, Heaven’s Door, Miranda Lambert, Pinnacle Bank, Red Light Management and more added to “Heal The Music Day” supporters
Nashville, TN – October 4, 2019 – Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley has been named the spokesperson for Music Health Alliance’s “Heal The Music Day” and will spearhead the music community’s efforts to provide financial support for the non-profit’s critical and life-saving free services during the 3rd annual fundraiser. Entirely funded through grants and individual and corporate donations, MHA has:
- Supported our creative community across 42 states and every genre of music
- Spared 541 families from bankruptcy due to a medical crisis
- Provided 8 patients with access to transplants including heart, lung, kidney and liver
- Facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families
- Served over 10,000 members of the music community nationwide
- Saved over $47,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications
The only non-profit named to Billboard’s 2019 Nashville Power Players, MHA Founder and CEO Tatum Allsep and Shelia Shipley Biddy, COO and Certified Senior Advisor®, along with the entire MHA team, remove obstacles so patients can receive lifesaving care.
“The work that Music Health Alliance is doing on behalf of our music community is incredible,” said Bentley. “They are on the frontline advocating for people like my band members, our crew, team-members and all of our families. It’s with deep gratitude that I support ‘Heal The Music Day’ so that Music Health Alliance can continue to help the people who dedicate their lives and talents to making Nashville, TN the Music City.”
As spokesperson for 2019’s “Heal The Music Day,” Dierks will encourage the music industry to participate in this annual effort to raise awareness and support for the emergency and ongoing medical needs of our country’s creative community, 76% of whom are self-employed or part of a small business. The majority don’t have access to group health benefits and, in many instances, have limited and unpredictable resources. Music Health Alliance’s free services range from access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness. Members of the music community — including artists, songwriters, producers, publishers, publicists, promoters, business managers, record label executives, booking agents, attorneys, venues, stylists and more — can pledge a percentage of their single day earnings to support the lifesaving services provided by Music Health Alliance.
Acme Feed & Seed, Gary Allan, Gus Arrandale, ASCAP, Marc Beeson, Dierks Bentley, John Berry, Camel Express, John Carter Cash, Rosanne Cash, Beth Nielson Chapman, City National Bank, Combustion Entertainment, Ron Cox/Studio Bank, Chelsea Crowell, Carrie Crowell, Hannah Crowell, Rodney Crowell, Bob DiPiero, Mark Driskill, Disney Music, Tiffany Dunn/Loeb & Loeb, Bob Dylan/Heaven’s Door, Girlilla Marketing, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Iberia Bank, Miranda Lambert, Robin Lightner, Michael McIntosh, Tinti Moffat, Monarch PR, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Safford Motley LLC, Sony ATV Music, Allen Reynolds & Marie Coz, Coran Capshaw/Red Light Management, Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins, Regions Bank, Michael Rhodes, Chris & Morgane Stapleton, Universal Music Publishing, Ben Vaughn, Steve & Caryn Wariner, Warner Chappell Music Publishing, Kris Wiatr & Associates, Wiles + Taylor & Company, Jay & Katherine Williams and Yazoo Brewing Company have already joined the Heal The Music Day movement in support of their fellow musicians and music industry colleagues.
ABOUT MUSIC HEALTH ALLIANCE: Since 2013, there have been more than 10,000 examples of members of the music community from coast-to-coast who have received free assistance from Music Health Alliance. The 9-person team has saved more than $47 Million in healthcare costs, including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications, in six years. As advocates, Music Health Alliance fights so those in our industry never have to feel alone in a health crisis. Thanks to the direct efforts of Music Health Alliance, members of the music community across the country have gained access to lifesaving cancer treatment, transplants, medications to treat Parkinson’s, end of life care and many other crucial services. Its services are free to any person who has worked in the music industry for two or more years, or who has credited contributions to 4 commercially released recordings or videos. Spouses, partners, and children of qualifying individuals may also receive access to the non-profit’s services from birth to end of life.
To learn more about Music Health Alliance’s free services and how you can take part in “Heal The Music Day,” contact MHA at 615-200-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org and learn more at HealTheMusic.com.
ABOUT DIERKS BENTLEY: Pegged as “one of Country music’s most enviable brands, equal parts affability and authenticity” (Forbes), Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion overall digital streams and 19 chart-topping hits. Reaching a new creative high while “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times), Bentley co-wrote 10 of 13 tracks on his most recent release THE MOUNTAIN, which earned him the highest debut sales of his career, became his seventh chart-topping album and tallied three consecutive No. One hits at Country Radio. Bentley has amassed countless nominations from the ACMs, CMAs, Billboard Music Awards, and GRAMMYs while being currently nominated for CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year,” “Single of the Year” and “Music Video of the Year.” He has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem partnership creating the exclusive lifestyle collection, Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting four locations across the country. For more information visit www.dierks.com.
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