What do cold cans, country music and U.S. war heroes have in common?
They're all important to country singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley, who has joined forces with country radio and Believe in Heroes, a Wounded Warrior Project initiative, for his 2011 Country & Cold Cans Tour. Bentley will host pre-show parties with fans across the nation at select tour dates leading up to Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
The pre-parties are just one of many Believe in Heroes events planned across the country dedicated to helping "Put the Veteran Back in Veterans Day." Aiming to support and honor wounded veterans, each party will be a chance for fans to give back to veterans and win prizes from Bentley, including ticket upgrades, merchandise and autographed limited edition handwritten lyrics of his new single "Home."
"I meet so many servicemen and -women at our shows, so I love being able to support the Wounded Warriors Project and honoring the heroes who have served our country," says Bentley. "This program fits perfectly with the message of 'Home,' so we are going to do what we can between now and Veterans Day to really honor these people. I hope fans will plan to get there early and be part of it!"
The Wounded Warrior Project aims to raise awareness and enlist the public's assistance in meeting the needs of injured service members, helping injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and providing unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs.