President Obama Offers Call to Action on CMT’s Music Builds: CMT The Disaster Relief Concert.
President Obama will be offering a special call to action during CMT’s Music Builds: CMT The Disaster Relief Concert which airs live tonight at 9pm on CMT and cmt.com. The President will be urging citizens to get involved with relief efforts for those coping with the aftermath of the recent storms. Additionally, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Shania Twain will also be lending their voices to urge people to provide aid in any way they can.
This fund raising event was originally initiated by Hank Williams Jr., and over the last week it has grown to larger and larger proportions. The 90-minute live special 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., as well as others.
This show will be live out of Nashville without a studio audience and performances will include Hank Williams Jr., Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Sara Evans, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Gretchen Wilson. The show will be co-hosted by ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, HLN anchor Robin Meade and comedian Ron White.
If you miss the concert tonight it will be re-aired on Sunday, May 15th at 9pm ET/PT
CMT One Country, the network’s pro-social initiative, encourages viewers to support those affected by the storms by visiting the American Red Cross website, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.