The DB Congress was in session at this year's Miles and Music for Kids event in Nashville, TN. A group of representatives hailing from Alabama, Delaware, North Carolina, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, and California got together to sign nearly 170 get well cards for patients at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital! Each card included a guitar pick provided by DB's camp (thanks, Chris!). "Officially" meeting fellow DB Congress members and doing something kind for a great cause was a fantastic experience, and I hope we can continue the tradition year after year!
On the day of the event itself, bikers lined up, filling the entire driveway and parking lot of Harley Davidson of Columbia. Music, food, and mingling was on the agenda as Dierks and the other artists did press interviews inside the dealership. Performers Charles Kelley, Kevin Fowler, and Craig Campbell, along with Bucky Covington, were in attendance. NashvilleCountryClub.com posted their interview with Dierks which happened to star some familiar DB Congress faces! Watch for Janet, David, Jane, and myself in the background!
Here's the view from the other side of the camera :-)
Dierks led hundreds (maybe thousands?) of bikes in a parade from Columbia, through Tenessee country, and down the interstate (closing I65!) to an end at Riverfront Park in downtown Nashville. The venue was packed with an impressive number of people awaiting the beginning of the concert.
The show's MC was CMT's Cody Alan and included performances by Sarah Silva, Craig Campbell, Kevin Fowler, Josh Thompson, Colt Ford, Eli Young Band, and of course, Mr. Dierks Bentley. Charles Kelley, of Lady A, joined Dierks for How Am I Doin' and took the lead vocals on Long Trip Alone. A variety of styles like the acoustic performance from EYB and a loud, energetic one from Colt Ford offered something for everyone's taste.
MM4K was able to raise $204,938 for Vanderbilt Children's Hospital!! Thank you to everyone who participated!
It was great to meet and hang out with everyone who was there this year, and I hope to meet more of the DBC in the years to come!
DBC rep, Delaware