OFFSTAGE: Dierks Bentley Says His Brother Is the Real Star 

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You can get Grammy nominations, win awards, sell out shows and release platinum records, but that doesn’t make you a star in Dierks Bentley’s house. In a recent DBTV episode on Bentley’s website , he talks about the work his brother is doing in Guatemala. “When I go home for Christmas, you’d think that in my house, I’d be the big star. But I’m not. My brother is the big star because while I’m out here on the road playing music, my brother’s actually on the road down in Guatemala literally saving peoples’ lives and changing people’s lives,” he says of his younger brother Fife, who went to Guatemala to work with the Peace Corps and now works with a group called Partner for Surgery . “I got a text from my brother Fife the other day telling me his goals for 2013,” Bentley explains. “They want to perform 800 surgeries, they want to have 100 children on the nutrition program, they want to have 1,000 midwives trained, 4,000 women screened for cancer and 40 nurses trained in preventative cancer treatment.” That’s an ambitious list, but if anyone can do it, it’s a big star.

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