"my dad died yesterday. it was an honor to comfort him as he left us. thank you fans for the time and understanding."
Dierks is like family to us and this news saddens us deeply. The DB Congress has been asking of ways to help honor Leon's memory. The Bentley family is asking that all donation go to Hospice. We are setting up an account to gather as one lump sum from DB Congress (details soon). But if you prefer to send individually, send to: Hopice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
We are also sending flowers to the service on behalf of DB Congress. If you would like to contribute, send to Ronna Clark, 754 Burlwood Street, Brandon, FL 33511.
Performances were cancelled for June 2 after the Washington Nationals game and the annual fan club party--Last Call Ball 8, scheduled for June 6. Dierks is scheduled to resume performances on Saturday, June 9 in Detroit and CMA Fest June 10.
"Thanks to everyone for all the thoughts and prayers you've extended to Dierks and his family. With a heavy heart, we have to postpone Last Call Ball 8 on Wednesday. We plan to reschedule for you guys later this year. Tickets will be refunded, please stay tuned for more details. We will let you know as soon as we have a new date set. Keep checking back here at Dierks.com for more information. Thank you all for your unwavering support and understanding."
Many DBC reps will still be in Nashville Wednesday and are still planning to meet, even without LCB. We'll post details when we know.
Just know that we're thinking of you, Dierks, and praying for strength for you and your family. We hope you take as much time as you need with your family--we the fans understand and are here for you now and when you get back. That's what families do.