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Bentley rides "Miles & Music" again

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 – Dierks Bentley's ninth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and all-star concert will be Sept. 28 in Nashville. Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young were announced Tuesday as the first artists to take part in the event, which has raised more than $2.5 million to date for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

Presale tickets are available beginning tomorrow, July 9 on www.dierks.com and general public tickets go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m. eastern.

The event comes while Bentley has been touring to support his latest disc, "Riser." "The Riser bird symbol we've been using to represent this album has really come to mean something to my fans. I've been hearing stories about it on the road, people are getting tattoos of it. It's a symbol of strength and resilience, and I think it's perfect to extend into what we do for Miles & Music, especially when we are talking about the history of the event, the bikers and fans who come out every year to support it and most importantly, the children and their families being treated at Vandy. " said Bentley. "The Riser Bird Movement that started this week is a cool way to get the community involved in a deeper way and earlier this year....it's been fun to see it start to spread across town."

This year's annual event will once again begin at the Harley Davidson of Columbia (1616 HarleyDavidson Blvd., Columbia, Tenn.) for an hour-long ride that ends downtown at Nashville's Riverfront Park. From Riverfront, Bentley will take the stage for a day of music with a lineup that will grow as the event approaches.

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Change was in store for Dierks Bentley when it came to recording his seventh album, "Riser." On the personal front, he lost his father and added to his family, clearly affecting the subject matter of his latest. On the musical front, he traded long-time producer Brett Beavers, producer of every disc except "Up on the Ridge," for Ross Copperman, who has enjoyed more success as a writer, including several previous tracks for Bentley. Bentley embraces current trends in country »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turner pleases the traditionalists – Josh Turner is a hard-working citizen, a man of faith and a loyal father and husband. He also happens to be one of the youngest members inducted to the Grand Ole Opry. In short, he is the embodiment of country music's champion of the everyman. This night was special for him. He was celebrating an anniversary with his wife and his 18th with his label MCA.... »»»
Concert Review: Not much really changes for LaFarge – Just one look at the stage made it clear that this was not going to be a typical night with Pokey LaFarge. There were only a few guitars to be seen, which meant that LaFarge was going it alone. "I've been touring for years with a band," LaFarge told perhaps a few hundred people before he had even played a note.... »»»
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