NASHVILLE, TN – May 23, 2011 – Multi-platinum country music star Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” rolled through Columbus, Ohio on Sun., raising over $143,000 for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nearly 1,000 bikers stretched eight miles behind Bentley as he led the pack to the LC Pavilion where an additional 4,000 fans joined for the afternoon concert.
Over the series’ five-year history, Bentley has raised over $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2009, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children’s Miracle Network to expand the successful “Miles & Music for Kids” first held in Nashville across the country, visiting Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle, Atlanta and now Columbus.
Events in Chicago and Nashville are also planned for later this year. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.
Tyne Whitten/Mary Hilliard Harrington