Dierks Bentley benefit concert for Yarnell 19 sells out - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

UPDATE

Dierks Bentley headlines benefit concert for Yarnell 19 sells out

PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Country star Dierks Bentley announced to his fans he's coming home to Arizona to headline the Country 107.9 Country Cares Concert in Prescott.

All proceeds of the concert will benefit the Granite Mountain Hotshots' families. 

The tickets went on sale on Friday and quickly sold out. Organizers say more than 6,000 tickets were sold for the concert at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on July 22.

After selling out Friday morning, special guests The Band Perry, Randy Houser and David Nail joined on to help raise money.

According to the New KMLE Country 107.9, the money raised at the concert will go to the United Phoenix Firefighters, who will then send those funds directly to the 19 families of those firefighters killed in Yarnell.

Bentley, 37, recorded a YouTube video announcing his decision to return home, and help raise money in Prescott.

"I want to let you guys know that we're headed to Prescott, AZ, to play a show to honor those 19 fallen firefighters that died fighting the Yarnell fire out there in Arizona," Bentley told his fans via YouTube.

Bentley and his wife, Cassidy, are expecting their third child this fall. He learned that 51 children lost fathers in the Yarnell Hill Fire, and the Phoenix native says he wanted to help.

"I was and still am devastated by this tragic event in my home state," Bentley said via his website. "I certainly can't imagine what these families are enduring, but I do believe in the healing power of music and hope as many Arizonans as possible can come out, and be part of this event."

Copyright 2013 CBS5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Arizona WildfiresMore>>

  • UPDATE

    Ramsey Canyon Fire stands at 85 acres

    Ramsey Canyon Fire stands at 85 acres

    Sunday, December 11 2016 9:05 AM EST2016-12-11 14:05:34 GMT
    Sunday, December 11 2016 2:02 PM EST2016-12-11 19:02:43 GMT

    The Ramsey Canyon Fire in the Coronado National Forest was blackening 85 acres as of around 11 a.m. Sunday.  

    The Ramsey Canyon Fire in the Coronado National Forest was blackening 85 acres as of around 11 a.m. Sunday.  It is burning between Carr and Ramsey canyons.

  • Memorial park for Granite Mountain hotshots to open

    Memorial park for Granite Mountain hotshots to open

    Sunday, November 27 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-11-27 17:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, November 27 2016 12:34 PM EST2016-11-27 17:34:45 GMT

    The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park will open to the public on Nov. 30. It's located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89. 

    The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park will open to the public on Nov. 30. It's located two miles south of Yarnell on State Route 89. 

  • Fill Fire west of Show Low blackens 2,900 acres

    Fill Fire west of Show Low blackens 2,900 acres

    Friday, October 7 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-10-07 20:44:05 GMT
    Friday, October 7 2016 4:44 PM EDT2016-10-07 20:44:05 GMT

    The fire started on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the previous Rodeo-Chediski Fire perimeter off the Forest Service 132 and 300 roads. 

    The fire started on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the previous Rodeo-Chediski Fire perimeter off the Forest Service 132 and 300 roads. 

Powered by Frankly