Dierks Bentley ride, concert raise $100K
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Dierks Bentley ride, concert raise $100K

Saturday, October 14, 2006 – Dierks Bentley hosted his first-ever and the largest-ever charity motorcycle ride in Nashville to benefit Vanderbilt Children's Hospital last Sunday, when 2,700 bikers came out to support the cause, which raised about $100,000.

"I've learned in the music business to aim high, but expect low," said Bentley. "It would have been cool with 500 bikers, but the weather couldn't have been better, and the Nashville community really rallied for this. A big thanks goes out to everyone who came out and especially to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for all the incredible work they do for us."

After the ride, Bentley was joined by in concert by Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Eric Church, the Randy Rogers Band, Ray Scott and Trick Pony's Ira Dean.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is the most comprehensive Children's Hospital in the state, providing services from cancer treatments, organ and bone marrow transplants to broken legs. Vanderbilt Children's is a non-profit teaching and research hospital.

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