Jessi Colter joins Bentley fundraiser
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Jessi Colter joins Bentley fundraiser

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 – Singer Jessi Colter, the widow of Waylon Jennings, was among the artists added to Dierks Bentley's Miles & Music for Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert in his hometown of Phoenix on Sat, Nov. 21.

Also joining Bentley for a post-ride jam at Tempe Marketplace will be Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers and Texas artist Stoney LaRue. All proceeds will benefit Phoenix Children's, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

For the first time in the event's four-year history, Miles & Music for Kids is hitting the road. Bentley also joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children's Miracle Network to expand the event to 6 cities across the country in 2009 and 2010 to support Children's Miracle Network hospitals in those areas. In the 4 previous years, the event raised more than $700,000.

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