CMT Offers 'Music Builds' To Outside Media Outlets Free Of Charge
May 11, 2011 at 2:14 PM (PT)
CMT has announced that it will make MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT available to simulcast, free of charge, to outside media. The live, commercial-free, 90-minute concert special will feature a special call to action from PRESIDENT OBAMA, as well as performances by HANK WILLIAMS, JR., ALABAMA, ALAN JACKSON, GRETCHEN WILSON, KEITH URBAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, RONNIE DUNN, SARA EVANS, THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, TIM MCGRAW, TRACE ADKINS and more to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes.
The program will be co-hosted by ESPN’s ERIN ANDREWS, HLN’S ROBIN MEADE and COMEDIAN RON WHITE and will air live from NASHVILLE on THURSDAY, MAY 12th at 9p (ET) on CMT and www.cmt.com. All money raised will benefit the AMERICAN RED CROSS disaster relief efforts.
The special will highlight a number of regions affected by recent storm, tornado and flooding damage including TUSCALOOSA and BIRMINGHAM, AL.; NATCHEZ and VICKSBURG, MS.; VIDALIA, LA.; MEMPHIS, DYERSBURG and TIPTONVILLE, TN.; and RALEIGH, N.C. to name a few. In addition to performances, the special will include additional calls to action from BIG KENNY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, COURTENEY COX, ELLEN DEGENERES, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Coach NICK SABAN, NICOLE KIDMAN, SHANIA TWAIN, TAYLOR SWIFT and others. HLN will re-air the telecast SUNDAY, MAY 15th at 9p (ET).
Those interested in simulcasting the event can confirm participation and receive further details as they become available regarding satellite feed and broadcast restrictions at www.cmtpress.com.