Dierks Bentley wants his summer of the road to mean something bigger.
Before the country superstar launches his 2018 Mountain High Tour, he invited his band and crew as well as opening act LANCO to Nashville's Second Harvest Food Bank to help the organization launch its Hunger-Free Summer initiative that will provide 8,600 meals when school meals aren’t an option.
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“Typically when a tour is about to launch, you get your band and crew together for some drinks before the run,” Dierks says, “but I wanted to make sure we did something different this year.”
Dierks and his friends sorted 10,426 pounds of food for the one in eight people facing hunger in Middle Tennessee, and the impact is not lost on the “Woman, Amen” signer.
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“We got everyone together to really start off with what it’s all about for me right now…gratitude,” he says. "The more we get to do and grow out there on the road, the more I want to make it all mean something and Second Harvest is doing great work to make a difference in our community.”
The 2018 Mountain High Tour with Dierks, Brothers Osborne and LANCO begins Friday (May 18) in Maryland. Link