Dierks Bentley Ignores Severe Weather Warnings to Make Good on Performance for Dedicated Fans
Dierks Bentley didn’t let down his fans who drove and flew from cities and states away to be part of his annual Miles and Music for Kids charity event in Nashville on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 14). After pulling the plug on the motorcycle ride and the outdoor concert due to severe weather warnings, Bentley decided to throw an impromptu jam at the Hard Rock Cafe for those who were in town.
Sheryl Crow, who scheduled to perform following the motorcycle ride, joined Bentley on stage to do what little she could to help give back to the country music fans and supporters.
“It was a tough call, but we had to make it for everyone’s safety,” Bentley said of canceling initially. “But, we still had so many fans in town who traveled, sometimes hundreds of miles to help support Vandy’s Children’s Hospital, I felt like we had to find a way to do something to thank them for their time and donations over the past seven years. We decided to run across the street, invite anyone still hanging around and before we knew it, the place was packed out. I still can’t believe Sheryl came by … she jumped in her car and came over the minute she heard it was happening.”
Since starting the event back in 2006, the singer and his pals have raised over $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country via 12 events in seven cities. A new date for Bentley’s 2012 Nashville Miles and Music for Kids event is still pending.