Dierks Bentley is a good human, as evidenced by the many humanitarian efforts he has been a part of, including Miles & Music for Kids, a motorcycle ride/concert that has raised more than $4 million for charities over the years.
In recognition of his philanthropic endeavors, Dierks is being honored by the Country Radio Broadcasters as the recipient of the CRS 2018 Artist Humanitarian Award, which was created in 1990 by the organization’s board to honor country music artists who have exhibited exceptional humanitarian efforts during their career. Past recipients of the annual award have included Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Trace Adkins, Randy Owen, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Vince Gill, Garth Brooks and Charlie Daniels, among others.
In addition to spearheading Miles and Music for Kids for 10 years, Dierks has helped raise more than $500,000 for the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, and he has helped shine a spotlight on local Nashville nonprofit organizations such as Safe Haven Family Shelter.
Dierks will receive the Artist Humanitarian Award at the opening ceremonies of Country Radio Seminar 2018 in Nashville on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.
photo by Jason Simanek