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Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town to Play Veterans Day Benefit Show

Chicago’s Stars and Strings event will also feature the Band Perry, Kip Moore and Gary Allan among its long lineup of country stars

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Dierks Bentley leads a lineup saluting veterans at a November concert in Chicago.

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Dierks Bentley leads a lineup of country stars saluting American soldiers in respectful, back-to-basics style this Veterans Day (November 11th).

 Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and the Band Perry will also take part in Stars and Strings, a stripped-down benefit concert at the Chicago Theater. Presented by CBS Radio, the showcase will feature all the artists playing acoustic, helping keep the focus on the sacrifice and dedication of American service men and women all around the world. The night will take an informal approach — with artists sometimes performing solo and other times in various combinations. Additions to the lineup will be announced soon.

Bentley, whose late father served in World War II, is pleased to report that proceeds from the show will be donated to a cause he champions. “The tickets are going to benefit the Folds of Honor — a foundation that is really important to me — that helps the children of deceased and wounded veterans go to college,” he says. “It’s going to be fun, a chance to play country music, honor our veterans and raise money for a great cause. . . I feel lucky to be a part of it.”

Fields of Honor provides educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. There are more than one million dependents adversely affected by military deployments and of that number, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Stars and Strings is also presented by the United Association’s Veterans in Piping Program, offering returning veterans a career in the Union Pipe Trades.

Presale tickets for the event are available now through Thursday (October 1st) at 10:00 p.m. CT, with general sales beginning Friday (October 2nd) at 10:00 a.m. CT.


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