TN – Nov. 2, 2015 – CMA “Male Vocalist of the Year” nominee Dierks
Bentley celebrated the 10th Anniversary of his Annual Miles & Music For Kids last
night with a record breaking total of $636,479 raised for Monroe Carell
Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, marking the event’s biggest
donation and almost $4 million raised for the cause to date. Kicking off
CMA Awards week in full swing, thousands of bikers rode into downtown
Nashville where Bentley was joined by an all-star concert lineup
including Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, The
Cadillac Three, Canaan Smith, Brooke Eden and emcee Storme Warren at the
post-ride sold-out event held at Ascend Amphitheater.

“You always want to make each year
different and raise more money especially with it being the 10th
anniversary,” said Bentley. “We had a killer lineup and moved over to
the new Ascend Amphitheater, but I was completely shocked to see that
first number when they flipped over the check – a six! Really big thanks
to all the fans and friends who helped make it such a huge night.”

Bentley will continue the week gearing up for his performance at the upcoming 49th Annual CMA Awards
airing live on Wednesday (11/4) at 8pm ET on ABC, where he is also
nominated for “Male Vocalist of the Year.” For more information, visit www.dierks.com.

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a nationally
recognized provider of pediatric health care services, currently with
nine specialty programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine
in its Best Children’s Hospitals issue. The hospital is also ranked 13th
in the nation by Parents magazine. With more than 400 physicians
trained in 30 pediatric and surgical specialties, the 271–bed facility
provides the highest level of pediatric health care services and is also
a top-tier teaching and research facility. The hospital features
Centers of Excellence for the treatment of diabetes and congenital heart
disorders, and also offers comprehensive services for other childhood
diseases such as cancer, organ and bone marrow transplants, Level 1
pediatric trauma, sickle cell disease, developmental disorders and is
home to a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, the highest designated
level of neonatal care. No child in Tennessee is denied care based on
their ability to pay. Children’s Hospital opened in 2004, expanded its
physical space in 2012, and is readying for additional growth that will
add four floors and 160,000 total sq. ft. through its “Growing to New
Heights” campaign. The new expansion, anticipated to open in 2017, will
help advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission. 

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