Dierks Bentley Talks About Charity Show for Fallen Firefighters

Phoenix Native Has Special Connection to the Area Near His Hometown

Editor’s note: See more of the Dierks Bentley interview when the latest episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown premieres Saturday (July 27) at 11:30 a.m. ET/PT.

In headlining Monday night’s (July 22) Country Cares Concert to benefit the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, Dierks Bentley acknowledged it wasn’t a typical performance and gave special thought about how to approach his performance.

Bentley, The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail helped raise $476,000 for the families of 19 firefighters who recently lost their lives while battling a wildfire near Prescott, Ariz. Family members of the firefighters, along with the sole surviving firefighter from the crew, attended the concert in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Prior to the concert, Bentley told Blake Shelton and was like ’If there’s anything I can do to help out, let me know.’ … And I’ve had so many country artists come out and help with my Miles & Music benefits in Nashville, so I think we’re always looking for something to be part of or help out in some way.”

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