Rather than meet up for a round at the bar or set up a fancy evening at the nicest restaurant in town, Dierks Bentley wanted to give back to the community as a bonding experience for him and the guys of LANCO, his opening act for his upcoming tour.
The group visited the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to put food packages together and assemble baskets for those in need. Although putting in the laborious hours may not come as a typical pre-tour routine, Bentley wanted to do something special that was bigger than just their upcoming time on the road.
“Typically when a tour is a about to launch, you get your band and crew together for some drinks before the run, but I wanted to make sure we did something different this year,” Bentley said of the visit. “We got everyone together to really start off with what it’s all about for me right now…gratitude. The more we get to do and grow out there on the road, the more I want to make it all mean something and Second Harvest is doing great work to make a difference in our community.”
Many local stars, especially in the country music community, team up with the nearby Second Harvest program in order to serve those less fortunate. For more than 40 years, the organization has provided families with the necessities to feed themselves as well as support the anti-hunger initiatives created in Nashville.
Bentley and the crew kick off The Mountain High Tour on Friday, May 18. More information about dates and tickets can be found on Bentley’s official website.