DIERKS BENTLEY OFFERS A FREE DOWNLOAD OF “BEAUTIFUL WORLD” EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT.COM BEGINNING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

09/28/09

Song Featuring Patty Griffin Available For Download in Honor of His Partnership with CMT ONE COUNTRY

NASHVILLE – September 28, 2009 – In celebration of his partnership with CMT ONE COUNTRY, multi-platinum recording singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is offering a free download of the inspirational “Beautiful World” featuring Patty Griffin on CMT.com beginning today. Bentley is offering this free download to fans to raise awareness about his nationwide “Miles & Music For Kids” fundraiser, which is sponsored by CMT ONE COUNTRY and benefits local hospitals in the Children’s Miracle Network.

”This is definitely one of my favorite songs, not just from the last album, but probably that I’ve ever written and recorded,” explains Bentley. “The whole premise is that if you watch the news or read the headlines, there is a lot of really negative stuff happening out there that can pull you down, but if you choose to follow the good and believe in something better, then it is a ‘Beautiful World.’”

The free download of Bentley’s “Beautiful World” is available here:
http://www.cmt.com/one_country/partners/childrens-miracle-network/miles-and-music.jhtml

Bentley’s “Miles & Music For Kids” fundraiser is expanding to six markets, with events taking place in Nashville, Tenn.; Bentley’s hometown of Phoenix, Ariz.; Seattle, Wa.; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas, Texas and Chicago, Ill. in 2009 and 2010; all proceeds from these events will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals in those areas. This year’s kick off event will be held at Nashville’s Riverfront Park on Sunday, October 11 and will feature performances by Bentley and Capitol Nashville label-mates Darius Rucker and Eric Church along with Wynonna, Heidi Newfield and Michelle Branch. The Nashville event will once again benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a Children's Miracle Network hospital. For more information about this partnership, visit www.CMTONECOUNTRY.com.

CMT One Country, CMT's pro-social initiative, was launched in the fall of 2005 to promote civic participation and inspire CMT viewers to take action and bring about important change in their communities. CMT One Country partners include Feeding America (formerly America’s Second Harvest), Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Habitat for Humanity, Hands On Network and the USO (United Service Organizations), along with new partner Children’s Miracle Network. Led by Advisory Board members President Jimmy Carter, Maya Angelou and General Colin Powell, whose combined service to America is legendary, CMTONECOUNTRY.com aims to offer tools to help anyone start making a difference immediately. For more information visit CMTONECOUNTRY.com.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 88 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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