In his first live performance in a while – just his second since March – country musician Dierks Bentley sang Shenandoah’s “Next to You, Next to Me” on The Bobby Bones Show to benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
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The performance was part of the St. Jude Radiothon, a 34-year tradition dedicated to raising money for and awareness of childhood cancer.
The Radiothon runs through Friday, Dec. 4. Its goal is to ensure that the families of St. Jude patients never have to pay a bill for treatment, travel or room and board while their children are receiving care.
In 2018, Bentley joined other country music stars to help Bones raise more than $7.6 million for St. Jude. They held a three-hour concert with more than a dozen artists performing to a packed house.
And last year, Bentley headlined St. Jude’s Rock ‘N Roll Nashville Marathon and Half Marathon. The event, timed to coincide with the NFL Draft, featured more than 20 Nashville-based performers offering free outdoor concerts in Nashville to benefit St. Jude.
And that’s not the only charitable work Bentley has been up to during the pandemic. He also took part in the Good Hands Challenge, Radio.com reports. It’s a flick football competition in which Allstate matches every video submission with a $10 donation to college scholarship funds.
Country singer Thomas Rhett had dared Bentley to join the Challenge, and Bentley was more than up to the task.
“Here we go! Thomas Rhett said he did in the first try. Yeah, right,” Bentley quipped as he prepared to flick his paper football.
“I mean, it was such a good kick, it went over the goalposts,” Bentley said after nailing the shot. “But instant replay shows it was actually inside the posts, much further back than Thomas Rhett. I win.”