Artist Updates: Dierks Bentley, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott

Dierks Bentley Holds ‘CMT Instant Jam’ Pop-Up Concert

Dierks Bentley. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images

Dierks Bentley. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images

Dierks Bentley surprised fans in Knoxville, Tennessee on Sunday night (April 10) with a CMT Instant Jam pop-up concert at The International. Bentley released information to fans about the free 14-song set, which included his current single “Somewhere on a Beach,” as well as two additional songs from his upcoming Capitol Records Nashville album Black.

CMT Instant Jam: Dierks Bentley debuts Saturday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Each episode of CMT Instant Jam features performances and captures the excitement and energy as artists reveal to fans how to score tickets to an exclusive show in their area, while giving a behind-the-scenes look at the hours leading up to their concert.

Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood Take Part In Celebrity Fight Night

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The 22nd Annual Celebrity Fight Night was held Saturday (April 9) in Phoenix, Arizona, with host Reba in addition to country stars Brooks & Dunn and Carrie Underwood.

The star-studded charity event raises money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. In all, more than $118 million has been raised over the years. Auction items for the 2016 event included one VIP experience to Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration.


Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Aids Cancer Research

Hillary Scott (of Lady Antebellum) was on hand for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)’s Standing Room Only event on Saturday night (April 9) in New York City, to help raise funds for colorectal cancer research. The event was chaired by Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, as well as MasterCard President/CEO Ajay Banga and his wife Ritu, and included performances from Scott, Tony Bennett, Sheryl Crow, and Jamie Foxx.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) honored SU2C Co-Founder and award-winning journalist Katie Couric for her dedication to cancer advocacy at a star-studded fundraising event here Saturday night. A portion of the proceeds will be devoted to research on colorectal cancer, the disease that took her first husband’s life and launched her career as a cancer advocate.


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