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Randy Houser and Eckrich Invite Military Family to be “Like A Cowboy”

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Randy Houser partnered with Eckrich to honor a military family with a night of surprises on November 22nd, during Houser’s appearance at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Md. as part of Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour. The special event began with Air Force Staff Sergeant Christopher Solso and wife, Clare, being escorted backstage for a surprise meeting with Houser, during which he and GIANT Foods presented the family with a year of free groceries on behalf of Eckrich and invited the Solsos on an all-expenses paid getaway to Tucson, Ariz., where they will enjoy a VIP experience at a Randy Houser concert and visit the historic site of his hit music video, “Like A Cowboy.”

During the VIP trip to Tucson, Ariz., the Solsos will have an action-packed weekend including a tour of the film studio and site of the epic “Like A Cowboy” music video, which was shot at the same studio where classic Western sagas including Joe Kidd, The Frisco Kid, and Tombstone were filmed. They will also be treated to a VIP experience at Houser’s concert on December 14, including another opportunity to spend time with Houser before the show.

This is Houser’s first year supporting Operation Homefront families and partnering with Eckrich, part of the John Morrell Food Group, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Throughout the year, Houser has hosted many military families at his concerts and provided them with a variety of special experiences and surprises from Eckrich, which has already provided more than $50,000 in free groceries to military families this year.

“I’m excited for the Solso family to experience the trip to beautiful Tucson,” said Houser. “They’re going to have such a great time exploring the scenic region, touring the sets of the music video, and seeing the show at the historic Fox Theatre. Being a part of ‘Operation Inspiration’ and getting to meet with military families like Christopher and Clare Solso is such an honor. I am proud to have been a part of this surprise and can’t wait to see them again in December.”

Houser also presented the family with an autographed guitar from Eckrich as a keepsake to remember the special night.

“The Eckrich ‘Operation Inspiration’ campaign has been a great opportunity to give back to our military families,” stated Chuck Gitkin, vice president, marketing, innovation and R&D for the John Morrell Food Group. “Supporting and honoring military families who sacrifice for us every day to keep us safe, is important to us. We’re proud to have partners like Randy Houser and GIANT who are great partners.”

The surprise trip, year of free groceries, and guitar are all part of the Eckrich “Operation Inspiration” campaign, which supports and honors military families with nonprofit partner Operation Homefront. In its third year of partnership with Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit which provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of service members and wounded warriors, Eckrich has already donated more than $750,000 to the organization.

In addition to headlining his own dates, Houser will continue his trek on Dierks Bentley’s Riser Tour through the end of the year and will join Luke Bryan’s That’s My Kind of Night Tour in early 2015. For more information on Houser’s partnership with Eckrich and “Operation Inspiration,” please visit www.facebook.com/EckrichMeats.

Dierks Bentley & Friends Raise Big Bucks for Kids with Miles & Music

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Dierks Bentley wrapped the first leg of his 2014 RISER TOUR with his 9th Annual Miles & Music For Kids event raising $335,479 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, notching the event’s biggest donation to date.

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“I’m still coming down from the high of such an unbelievable last run of shows on the summer leg of this tour,” said Bentley. “The fans in Cincy, Cleveland and Indianapolis were ready to close out their summer in a big way. Then we got back to Nashville, and I was totally blown away by the outpouring of support we got for this year’s ‘Miles & Music.’ This little event we started nine years ago has taken on a life of its own. I feel like I’m just a small part of this thing. It has really become about country music fans and bikers coming together to help our community and those kids. It’s incredible.”

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Joining Dierks in the cause were tourmates Jon Pardi and Chris Young.  Kip Moore and Randy Houser also made appearances to entertain the massive crowd.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, and the crowd was loud, singing along with all the hits from the artists including “Beer Money,” “Boots On,” “Awe Naw,” and of course all of Dierks’ hits.

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For more information and a full list of tour dates, please visit www.dierks.com.

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Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music For Kids” Rolls In This Weekend

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Multi-CMA nominee Dierks Bentley is set to host his ninth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert this Sunday, Sept. 28 in Nashville, TN. Tickets for the family–friendly event are available now through Ticketmaster.com.

This year’s concert includes previously announced special guests Randy Houser, Kip Moore, Jon Pardi and Chris Young, along with the recently added DeeJay Silver and host Storme Warren. Bentley will also be joined by additional celebrity riders for the hour-long motorcycle ride. Festivities begin at the Harley-Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) and end at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park where RISER TOUR sponsor Ole Smoky® Tennessee Moonshine will be the official spirit of the music-filled afternoon.

Fans can purchase a combo ticket for the ride and concert for $50 or individual concert tickets for $30. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Special VIP packages are also available. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Sets Flight Plan for Fall 2014 Riser Tour!

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Platinum selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley announced that a second leg has been added to his 2014 Riser Tour. The 20 city run begins Oct. 2 in Stockton, CA and runs through the end of the year with special guests Randy Houser and Eric Paslay on the US dates and Houser and rising Canadian artist Tim Hicks on the stops north of the border. Fans can now purchase tickets for the first announced dates at www.dierks.com with more details to be revealed over the next few weeks.

“It’s going to be tough to top this summer, but every night I get more excited and don’t want this run to end. I’m just living in the moment as much as I can and taking it all in…it really has been the best summer of my life,” said Bentley. “I’m looking forward to having Randy, Eric and Tim out on the road for the next leg…all three of them are crazy talented.”

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Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann Live Out Lifelong Dream

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Lee Brice, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann took a break from their busy touring schedules last night to fulfill one of their lifelong dreams — to perform together on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.

“The Grand Ole Opry experience last night was truly a dream come true,” said Niemann. “Lee, Randy and I are still wondering how we went from sitting in the Opry seats watching our heroes sing to being three guys up there on that Opry stage playin’ music together. We’re so lucky and so thankful!”

“It’s always great to come home to Nashville and play the Opry. It’s a huge honor and to get to share the experience with my buddies Lee and Jerrod, after all we’ve been through together, made it that much more memorable,” Houser added.
“I love the Opry. I’ve played everywhere and it’s still the only place that makes me nervous – it’s just so special,” Brice told the sold out crowd. “When I got the call to perform, I asked if I could invite Randy and Jerrod to join me, and tonight, with all of you, we’re getting to make one of our dreams come true.”

During an intimate acousitc set, Jerrod Niemann put a six-string twist on his hit, “Drink To That All Night,” and Randy Houser delivered powerful vocals on his current single, “Like A Cowboy.”

To top it off, Lee performed a tender version of “I Don’t Dance,” a song written as a wedding gift to his wife, Sara. As she watched from the wings he belted out the moving ballad to a mesmerized audience.

The song – currently at #3 and climbing the Mediabase Country chart – is the title track to Lee’s third studio album due out on Curb Records, Sept. 9th. Lee is the 16-track project’s chief producer, on which he played over 80% of the instruments, including banjo, drums and lead guitar.

 

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