Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley In Star-Studded Fire Benefit
Country stars Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, John Rich, Gretchen Wilson and Randy Owen are among the many celebrity performers at an upcoming benefit concert for victims of a horrific nightclub fire in Rhode Island. One hundred people were killed and 200 more injured at the Station Nightclub when pyrotechnics sparked a huge blaze on February 20, 2003. Monday's concert marks the fifth anniversary of the tragedy. All proceeds will go to the Station Family Fund, benefiting the survivors and the 65 children who lost one or both parents in the fire.
Twisted Sister's Dee Snider is one of the masterminds behind the concert. The rocker-turned-reality star reached out to his 'Gone Country' show host, John Rich, for help in putting together a lineup.
"All my friends in country music responded immediately with yes," says Rich. "No matter what music you play or listen to, we are all one family and we need to help each other out in time of need."