Jul 252013

country-cares-concert-benefit-granite-20130723-082421-708Dierks Bentley and his pals have a lot to be proud of! The Country Cares Concert in Prescott, Arizona, raised more than $476,000 for the families of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots – who lost their lives in recent wildfires.

With just over a week to organize the event, artists such as The Band PerryRandy Houser and David Nail stepped up for Dierks. The Band Perry says they were more than willing to help.  

Kimberly Perry: “Dierks actually gave us a call. Of course he’s an Arizona native, and he told us the story of the families of these 19 fallen firefighters, you know.  Dierks just said ‘This is on my heart, I feel like I’ve gotta do something.  Could you guys come and be a part of it?’  And we said, ‘Absolutely. Let us know where and when.’ So this is a vision from his heart.”

Family members of the 19 firefighters and the sole surviving firefighter, were in attendance, as Dierks honored the fallen firefighters with a photo tribute during his first-ever performance of “Here On Earth.” All money raised will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities, who will directly distribute to the families of the victims.

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