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Dierks Bentley Fan’s “Riser” Story Goes Viral

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Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s epic anthem “Riser” has an everyman quality and powerful message that continues to resonates with fans. Night after night on the road, fans share their personal stories on what being a “Riser” means, but this week, it was a letter from a fan named Gihee Chang that caught Bentley’s attention.

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“I cried the first time I heard your song ‘Riser.’ I’ve never had that reaction from a song,’” wrote Chang.  “The lyrics reminded me so much of my dad. My dad brought us to America from South Korea, so his family could have a better life. When we arrived to this country, no-one in my family could speak, read or understand English…my dad never let us know how scared he was, having to provide for his family of five. He never gave up…his hard work paid off. Ten years later he was offered a great job as an Engineer at Boeing. His three daughters all graduated from college…he achieved his American dream. My dad has Alzheimer’s now. He can barely speak and his once strong body is now frail. But in my eyes, he is still a Riser.”

Chang’s colleagues at CBS2/KCAL9 noticed Bentley posted her letter on social media this week and surprised her with an opportunity to meet Bentley at his SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR stop at Save Mart Center at Fresno last night (8/20). To watch Chang share her inspiring story with Bentley, click here.

“Riser” serves as the new single and exclamation point to Bentley’s CMA, ACM and GRAMMY nominated album by the same name, which has already spawned three consecutive No. one’s at country radio. Bentley is set to continue on his headlining 2015 SOUNDS OF SUMMER TOUR this weekend in Mountain View, CA (8/21), Sacramento, CA (8/22) and Stateline, NV (8/23). For a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley’s Miles & Music Sells Out in Minutes!

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Within 30 minutes this morning, fans eagerly snatched every ticket to Dierks Bentley‘s 10th Annual “Miles & Music For Kids” celebrity motorcycle ride and concert. Kicking off CMA Awards week on Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN, the event will closeout the outdoor concert season at the new Ascend Amphitheater with a stellar concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

“I thought we would have a good turnout, but to sell out Ascend in minutes is crazy! It really speaks to the passion that country fans have for causes that are important to their community. I feel honored that ‘Miles & Music’ is one of them,” shares Bentley. “Every year, the biker community has also been there for us, helping raise money for these kids…they are definitely some of the most giving people out there. So, we are holding back a few extra tickets to be sure anyone who wants to ride on Nov. 1 into downtown can jump on their bikes and join us. It’ll be pretty unreal to cruise into a sold-out amphitheater reminiscing about everyone who has helped make the last 10 years so huge – I can’t wait!”

Over the course of the event’s history, Bentley has raised more than $3 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country. Due to their ongoing support, advance purchase tickets have been held for riders and a very limited number will be available for walk up purchase at Harley-Davidson of Columbia on a first come, first served basis the day of the event. You must be a rider planning to participate in the ride, to purchase these tickets. For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

Dierks Bentley Rides to 10th “Miles & Music” with All-Star Lineup

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Multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley has announced that his 10th Annual “Miles & Music For Kids celebrity motorcycle ride and concert, will kick off CMA Awards week on Sunday, Nov. 1 in Nashville, TN.  Over the course of the event’s history, Bentley has raised more than $3 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the country. This year, he will be joined by an all-star concert lineup including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren.

“When I think about all the artists and riders and fans who have come out to support this event over the years, I get a little emotional…there is just no way for me to possibly say thank you enough,” shares Bentley. “We started out at the fairgrounds and then moved out to the Loveless Café and then it grew so big we took it to Riverfront Park.  And now we’ve got the new Ascend Amphitheater locked down for this year.  We are going to do everything possible to make No. 10 the best yet!”

The 10th Anniversary celebration will once again begin at the Harley Davidson of Columbia (1616 Harley Davidson Blvd., Columbia, TN) for an hour-long ride that will end downtown at Nashville’s new Ascend Amphitheater to close out their inaugural season. Following the ride, Bentley will take the stage for a family-friendly day of music with a lineup that will continue to grow as the event approaches.

Dierks Bentley fan club members will have first access to presale tickets for the 10th annual “Miles & Music for Kids” this Tuesday (8/18) at 10:00A CT through www.ticketmaster.com. Citi is the official credit card of the event. Citi card members will have access to presales tickets beginning Wednesday (8/19) at 10A CT through its Private Pass program. General public tickets are available this Friday (8/21) at 10:00A CT, with individual concert tickets starting at $30, with special VIP rider and concert packages also available. All proceeds from the event will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For more ticket info, visit www.dierks.com.

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 3rd-9th

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  1. @DierksBentley @TheTimMcGraw, yesterday i was sittin on #TopOfTheWorld. well, i was in a helicopter over glaciers but close enough.
  1. @carrieunderwood Feeling like I’m 6 years old again…sitting on the floor, eating peanut butter from the jar watching #LittleMonsters
  1. @austinlwebb Just saw a PT cruiser stuck in traffic … They deserved it
  1. @martinamcbride The band and crew that bowls together stays together. #okbowling #sidneymontana #dayoff #everlastingtour https://instagram.com/p/6HNURmE5oy/

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  1. @mirandalambert The cats out of the bag! Thank you lisafranklove for all the goodies!!!! I’m gonna use my coloring… https://instagram.com/p/6F1YZejPng/
  1. @BradPaisley If your bored with True Detective this season, well, just mistakenly DVR it on HBO LatinoHD. Confusing in English. But hilarious in Spanish.
  1. @charleskelleyla thanks for all the love everyone. Cassie and I couldn’t be more fired up to have our first baby. just hope he or she gets my wife’s looks ha
  1. @jakeowen Mad and Sad are the same thing except one starts with an S and another with an M

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  1. @MaddieandTae 1st PLACE for biggest bass!! 5.7 lbs!! Shut up & fish boys 😉 @bootsandhearts #smallmouthbass #canada
  1. @CharlieDaniels Incompetence starts at the top and flows downstream .

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