Bentley’s Miles & Music for Kids Riding Strong

Dierks Bentley’s “Miles & Music for Kids” rolled through Columbus, Ohio on Sun., May 22, raising over $143,000 for Columbus’ Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Nearly 1,000 bikers stretched eight miles behind Bentley as he led the pack of motorcycles to the LC Pavilion where an additional 4,000 fans joined for the afternoon concert featuring Bentley and pals Joe Nichols, Uncle Kracker, Josh Thompson, Miss Willie Brown, and CMT’s Adam Black as emcee.

Over the series’ five-year history, Bentley has raised over $1.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In 2009, Bentley joined forces with Nationwide Insurance, CMT ONE COUNTRY and the Children’s Miracle Network to expand the successful “Miles & Music for Kids” first held in Nashville across the country, visiting Phoenix, Dallas-Fort Worth, Seattle, Atlanta and now Columbus. Events in Chicago and Nashville are also planned for later this year. Each “Miles & Music For Kids” event begins with a motorcycle ride that starts at a local Harley dealership and continues through city landmarks before ending at a local venue for a concert.

As part of CMT’s involvement, “Miles & Music For Kids” and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be promoted on all of its media channels: on-air, online at CMTONECOUNTRY.com and CMT.com and via radio. CMT talent will be on-site at each event to serve as emcee.

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