Bentley revs up for charity ride

Thursday, August 29, 2013 – Dierks Bentley is revving up for his eighth annual "Miles & Music for Kids" celebrity motorcycle ride and concert set for Sun., Nov. 3 in Nashville.

The event benefits Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Jake Owen and Easton Corbin are the first announced special guests to join Bentley for the all-star concert.

"This is honestly the most fun day of my year, and it brings the whole community together for a great cause," said Bentley. "We got rained out last year for the first time, so I want to make up for it in a big way. The lineup is going to be killer, and it'll be a fun way to kick off a big week that celebrates country music with the CMA Awards just a few days later."

Presale tickets are available beginning Sept. 4 on www.dierks.com and general public tickets go on sale Sept. 6 at 11 p.m. eastern through Ticketmaster.

Since first hitting the pavement in 2006, Bentley has visited seven cities to raise more than $2 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.

Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. Special VIP packages are also available.

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