'Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert' Premieres Live On May 12

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May 11th, 2011

via press release:

MUSIC BUILDS:  THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT PREMIERES LIVE ON THURSDAY, MAY 12 AT 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT

Talent line-up includes 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 and Trace Adkins

Co-hosted by Erin Andrews, Robin Meade and Ron White
Concert Features Messages from President Obama,
Big Kenny, Carrie Underwood, Courteney Cox, Ellen Degeneres,
University of Alabama Coach Nick Saban, Nicole Kidman, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift and More

 

Nashville – May 11, 2011 – CMT and its pro-social initiative CMT One Country will air MUSIC BUILDS:  THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT, a live, commercial-free, 90-minute concert special featuring a special call to action from President Obama, as well as performances by Hank Williams, Jr.AlabamaAlan JacksonGretchen Wilson, Keith UrbanLady AntebellumLittle Big TownRonnie DunnSara Evans,The Blind Boys of AlabamaTim McGrawTrace Adkins and more to raise awareness and funds for those affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes.  Co-hosted by ESPN’s Erin Andrews, HLN’s Robin Meade and comedian Ron White, the fundraising special will air live from Nashville on Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on CMT and will be simulcast on CMT.com.  All money raised will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.

MUSIC BUILDS:  THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT will highlight a number of regions affected by recent storm, tornado and flooding damage including Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Ala.; Natchez and Vicksburg, Miss.; Vidalia, La.; Memphis, Dyersburg and Tiptonville, Tenn.; and Raleigh, N.C. to name a few.  In addition to performances, the special will include additional calls to action from Big KennyCarrie Underwood, Courteney CoxEllen Degeneres, University of Alabama Coach Nick SabanNicole KidmanShania TwainTaylor Swift, and others.  HLN will re-air the telecast Sunday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET.

MUSIC BUILDS:  THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT is executive produced by John Hamlin for CMT and Tom Forrest for Taillight Television.  It is directed by Ivan Dudynsky.

 

 
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