Dierks Bentley is hitting the big screen! Well, his voice is, at least.
Bentley is contributing a track to the upcoming film, Only the Brave.
Only the Brave is a movie based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The fire crew, based out of the Prescott Fire Department in Prescott, Arizona, was sent to battle the devastating Yarnell Hill wildfire in 2013.
Bentley shared the movie trailer and shared his pride for having a song on the film via Twitter on Thursday. As an Arizona native, Bentley could not be more grateful for the Granite Mountain Hotshots’ dedication to protecting his home state.
In 2013, Bentley hosted the Country Cares Concert with Randy Houser, The Band Perry, and David Nail to raise money for the families of the firemen who died. The show raised $476,000, which was presented with the help of Brendan McDonough, the only survivor of the crew.
The Yarnell Hill wildfire was Arizona’s deadliest fire, and it was the worst in the United States since 1933. It was also the biggest loss of firefighters since the September 11 attacks in 2001, killing 19 of the 20 Granite Mountain Hotshot crew members.
Hotshots are crews of 20 specially trained firefighters who specialize in suppressing wildfires. They are held to higher fitness standards, and must be able to work in extremely dangerous conditions with little to no logistical support.
Only the Brave stars Academy Award winners Josh Brolin, Jeff Bridges and Jennifer Connely alongside Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch. It hits theaters nationwide on October 20.