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Country Music Benefit for Ariz. Firefighters

Country Music Artist Dierks Bentley
Country Music Artist Dierks Bentley
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dierks Bentley has one day off the rest of this month and he's giving it to the families of fallen firefighters in Arizona.

The country music star will host the "Country Cares Concert" on July 22 in Prescott Valley, Ariz., where 19 members of a wildland firefighting crew were killed last week. Their deaths left behind 51 fatherless children, a number that sticks with the former Arizona resident as he waits for the birth of his third child later this year.

Bentley is inviting other performers for the benefit, to be announced in the coming days. All proceeds from the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters to be distributed directly to the families of the fallen. Tickets for the event go on sale Friday.