CMT To Air Concert For Disaster Relief
Hank Williams Jr.Spearheads Efforts
May 5, 2011 at 7:38 AM (PT)
CMT (COUNTRY MUSIC TELEVISION) and its pro-social initiative CMT ONE COUNTRY, will be airing a 90-minute concert special featuring HANK WILLIAMS Jr., ALABAMA, KEITH URBAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, RONNIE DUNN, SARA EVANS, TIM McGRAW and many others, to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes. The special will air on THURSDAY, MAY 12th at 9p (ET) on CMT. Additional artists are also to be announced, and all money raised will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS.
According to CMT, it was HANK WILLIAMS Jr. who got the ball rolling for the fundraiser, who turned to CMT. “I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing on TV. ALABAMA is home -- I am really pumped about helping. I want to raise lot of money, and thanks to my good friends, we are going to be able to make a difference,” said HANK.
"CMT's audience is reaching out to us, and to our stars, in desperation,” said CMT Pres. BRIAN PHILLIPS. “The other seismic news events of the past few days have had the unintended effect of limiting media coverage of this massive, historic American disaster. Simply put, CMT and our artists will not allow this to happen. We will raise money, and we will shine the brightest possible light on the urgent needs of our courageous neighbors. On behalf of CMT, MTV NETWORKS and VIACOM, we strongly urge other organizations to join us in this labor of love."
For info, visit www.cmt.com.