Who wouldn't want free Dierks Bentley tickets? Now imagine a free Dierks Bentley concert, right in your own front yard. That was the reality of some very lucky residents in north Austin, Texas on Monday (October 14) morning. Good Morning America partnered with King's Hawaiian to put on a free neighborhood show for the winners of the 'GMA' Block Party with Dierks Bentley contest.
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The Arizona native brought back his sultry single “Black" from his latest album of the same name to the Good Morning America stage as well as treated the crowd to a intimate performance of “Somewhere On a Beach," holding out the mic for the fans to fill in every “nah."
When discussing “Hold The Light," the first song Bentley's ever done for a film soundtrack, he said, “These are the people who rush towards danger when the rest of us are running away from it. Just being around these guys and these women, I have more respect for them now more than ever. In country music we're all about our military, and rightly so. But we really need to make sure we're taking care of and really recognizing our hometown heroes that we have amongst us." Fans will recognize the new tune from the country singer in blockbuster film, Only the Brave, when it premiers in theaters this Friday (October 20).
According to an ABC news article, “Even after winning the contest, the neighbors collectively decided that they wanted to do something special to honor people affected by Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas. During the block party, they are hosting their own Dollar Drive donation event, and all proceeds are going directly to those affected by the hurricane.They invited some first responders from Austin and Round Rock, Texas, who stepped up to the plate when Harvey pummeled through parts of the state earlier this year."
Talk about community! Congrats to Riverside Street in Austin for winning this unique experience, and for paying it forward.