Dierks Bentley to Honor Fallen Firefighters

Star will headline Country Cares Concert in Prescott Valley, Ariz.

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A massive crowd gathered yesterday (July 9) in Prescott Valley, Ariz., to mourn the 19 brave firefighters who lost their lives battling deadly wildfires on June 30. Like many, Arizona native Dierks Bentley was shocked and saddened by the tragedy.

Dierks will make a trip back to his home state July 22 to headline the Country Cares Concert, benefiting the Granite Mountain Hotshots, at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. Area country stations KMLE and KAFF have organized the event to raise money for families of the fallen firefighters.

“I want to help honor the memory of these 19 brave firefighters, to be part of the healing process for the community and to raise money for the families left behind,” said Dierks in a release about the event.

“I was and still am devastated by this tragic event in my home state. I certainly can’t imagine what these families are enduring, but I do believe in the healing power of music and hope as many Arizonans as possible can come out and be part of this event.”

Additional aritsts will be announced soon. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12, at 10 a.m. MST at KMLE1079.com.

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