10/18/2010

Dierks Bentley's "Miles & Music" Nashville Raises Over $250k!

Dierks Bentley leads the pack of 1200 bikers down Broadway as his fifth annual “Miles & Music for Kids” ride arrives at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The festivities continued when 5000 fans packed the Riverfront for a jam-style concert featuring Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Del McCoury, Heidi Newfield, Jerrod Niemann, Mat Kearney and Laura Bell Bundy. This year’s event drew more riders and concert attendees than ever before, raising an astounding $250,990.62 for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The “Miles & Music for Kids” series has raised over $1.5 million for Childrens Miracle Network hospitals in Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Atlanta and Seattle. Laura Bell Bundy (right) served as host for the evening. She is pictured here as one of her famous Cooter County characters, Euneeda Bisquit. Miranda Lambert (left) and Jerrod Niemann (right) enjoy the laid-back atmosphere of the concert with Bentley after the three sang “Bad Angel,” a song from Bentley’s latest record, UP ON THE RIDGE. Luke Bryan (left) and Bentley get the fans going with the crowd-favorite “Fishin’ in the Dark.” Bentley makes it official by signing over the more than $250,000 raised to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. All photos by Chris Hollo.