GAC To Host First National Telethon For Middle TN Flood Relief
May 7, 2010 at 6:34 AM (PT)
GAC-TV (GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY) is teaming up with the NASHVILLE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU and GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT to host the first national telethon and concert event to raise money for Middle TENNESSEE flood victims. “Music City Keep On Playin’ – A Benefit For Flood Relief” will air commercial-free on GAC next SUNDAY (5/16) from 8-10p (ET).
BRAD PAISLEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, DIERKS BENTLEY, RODNEY ATKINS and more will perform live at NASHVILLE’S RYMAN AUDITORIUM while celebrities will host and join other volunteers to man phone banks to collect call-in donations. The special will re-air at 10p, 12a and 2a (CT), and phone lines will remain open for donations. All money raised will go to those in need in Middle TENNESSEE. COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE will be processing and distributing donations.
NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN said: "NASHVILLE has endured historic flooding, but we are resilient, recovery efforts have already begun and I am confident we will come out of this stronger than ever. Music is the heart and soul of this city and as such it will play a critical role in its recovery. This collaborative effort is just one example."
GAC President ED HARDY added: “This is the first event to solicit funds on a national level. While it’s important that our viewers know our city has come together and survived this unfortunate event, thousands of NASHVILLE and Middle TENNESSEE residents are in serious need and some of this city’s most talented residents are generously stepping in to help.”
Ticket information for the event will be announced soon. For more info, visit www.gactv.com.