Country star Dierks Bentley will be headlining a benefit concert for the families of the 19 firefighters who lost their lives in last week's wildfires in his home state of Arizona.
The Country Cares Concert benefiting The Granite Mountain Hotshots will be taking place on July 22 at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, AZ and was organized by local country music radio stations 107.9 KMLE Country with the help of 92.9 KAFF.
"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 Bentley. "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."
"We hope this benefit concert gives everyone affected by this tragedy the opportunity to come together and heal," said KMLE Country @ 107.9 Program Director Tim Richards. "We want to raise as much money as possible to help the families of these amazing heroes."
Fans and community members will have the chance to purchase tickets to the concert and special VIP packages with all proceeds going to the United Phoenix Firefighters Charities who will distribute directly to the families of the 19 fallen firefighters. Fifty-one children were left without fathers in the wake of this tragedy. Watch the announcement video here.