Dierks Bentley On His Ties, Dedication & Inspiration From Our Military

[photogallerylink id=11859 align=right]Dierks Bentley proves his dedication by supporting our troops with his involvement in the Wounded Warriors Project. Dierks revealed in a recent interview with Parade:

“My dad and grandpa were in the army and as a country singer you’re constantly playing at military bases all across the country and meeting soldiers and their families and hearing their stories, I think about it a lot and talk a lot about it onstage every night. I’m just so thankful to the 1% of the country that actually serves in the military.”

The Wounded Warriors Project is an organization dedicated to assisting injured members in the armed forces. Dierks Bentley enjoys hosting parties before some of his concerts, to help raise funds for the charitable organization. During his chat with Parade, Dierks explained:

“The sacrifice they make is something special, so helping them was a no-brainer.

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Dierks also says his new single ‘Home’ actually inspired him to start hosting the pre-concert benefit parties.

“It came about through my new single ‘Home.’ The song is open to interpretation and certainly one way of hearing it is about the guys and girls making a sacrifice for our country.”

Bentley is more than happy to lend a helping hand to the U.S. soldiers who are wounded in battle, and the servicemen and women he’s helping have expressed their gratitude for his efforts and his inspirational music.

“I do [hear from them], yeah. We have friends in the SEALs, friends in the Marines. You hear all the time about how your songs got them through tough times. It means the world to me. Our whole band, we all feel very small compared to anyone in the military.”

Here is the new music video for “Home” by Dierks Bentley

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