CMT One Country announced its newest non-profit partner, Children's Miracle Network, by joining forces with multi-platinum recording artist Dierks Bentley to bring his annual "Miles & Music For Kids" fundraiser nationwide. Expanding to six markets, "Miles & Music For Kids" events will take place in Nashville, Bentley's hometown of Phoenix, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas and Chicago in 2009 and 2010. All proceeds will benefit Children's Miracle Network hospitals in those areas.
This year's kick off event will be held at Nashville's Riverfront Park on Sunday, Oct. 11, and will once again benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network hospital.
"Dierks has been a great supporter of Children's Hospital in Tennessee over the past several years," said Children's Miracle Network Chief Marketing Officer Craig Sorensen. "Now, with the addition of five other cities along with the tremendous benefit of having CMT One Country as a partner, his support will reach more of the 17 million children treated each year at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. He'll be helping to make miracles happen for kids across the country."
Bentley's "Miles & Music For Kids" began in 2006 in Nashville as a motorcycle ride and concert event benefiting the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Since that time, the event has raised more than half a million dollars. Events will follow the same successful formula as previous events, including a motorcycle ride starting at a local dealership and following a specific route in each city, ending at a concert venue for a 2 - 3 hour concert featuring Bentley and friends. Local event details will be announced at a later date.
Don't forget to catch Bentley when he performs at the CMA Music Festival next week. Learn all the details at CountryHound's CMA Music Fest page.