Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bentley Helps Raise $2 Million at Bama Rising For Tornado Victims

Photo Credit: Skip Bolen/Alabama
Dierks Bentley was one of many performers at the June 14 Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert For Alabama Tornado Recovery concert at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center, raising an estimated $2.2 million through ticket sales and other charitable efforts surrounding the event.  Proceeds benefit the Bama Rising Fund and will be distributed through the Greater Birmingham Community Foundation for those devastated by the April 27 tornados that ripped through Alabama.

Other artists included Alabama, credited with getting the ball rolling on Bama Rising, along with Rodney Atkins, Bo Bice, Blind Boys of Alabama, Luke Bryan, the Commodores, Sheryl Crow, Sara Evans, Taylor Hicks, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, David Nail, Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, and Ashton Shepherd. Brad Paisley donated his enormous video wall and lighting equipment that made for a first-class production.

Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Alabama Relief/Getty Images for Alabama Relief

Bama Rising Bunch: (Back row, L-R) Bo Bice; Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town; J.D. Nicholas, Walter Orange, and William King of The Commodores; Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Williams, Eddie Montgomery, Troy Gentry (Middle row, L-R) Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Ashton Shepherd, Sheryl Crow; Teddy Gentry, Jeff Cook, and Randy Owen of Alabama; Ricky McKinnie, Jimmy Carter, and Ben Moore of The Blind Boys of Alabama (Front row, L-R) David Nail, Jake Owen, Rodney Atkins, Luke Bryan, Taylor Hicks, Dierks Bentley, and Darius Rucker

I know we have many DB Congress reps who live in Alabama and they are grateful for the help.
DB Congress Chair

1 comment:

  1. I Live in Alabama and close to the some of the areas that were hit hard by the tornados. What a horrible day it was. I also went to this concert and it was awesome. Saw Dierks for the second time in a week. This was the most awesome concert I remember in the state of Alabama. Thanks Dierks for playing a part in it.