Dierks Bentley Raises $476,000 for Families of Arizona Firefighters

Arizona Firefighters: Dierks Bentley Raises $476,000 for Families
Dierks Bentley (left) and Brendan McDonough
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updated 07/23/2013 at 07:30 PM EDT

originally published 07/24/2013 07:00AM

Country star Dierks Bentley gave more than a musical tribute to the families of 19 firemen who died in Arizona last month – he helped raise nearly a half-million dollars.

Monday night, the Phoenix native hosted the Country Cares Concert in Prescott Valley, Ariz., joining Randy Houser, The Band Perry and David Nail.

The evening included a special version of Bentley's song "Home" with a bagpipe intro by the Rural Metro Pipe and Drum Corp., as well as a photo tribute to the Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Brendan McDonough, the sole survivor of the 20-member Hotshot firefighting crew, joined Bentley on stage when he presented a check for $476,000 on behalf of the Country Cares concert.

"Amazing night!" Houser Tweeted after the show. "I am very proud to have been a part of this!"



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