Country Stars Join CMT to Help Storm Victims…
Hank Williams Jr., Alabama, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans and Tim McGraw are just some of the country music stars who will perform in a 90-minute benefit concert for tornado relief May 12 in Nashville.Proceeds from the special will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
The benefit concert idea was pitched to CMT by former Alabama resident Hank Williams Jr.. He had originally thought about putting on his own local benefit show, but after some thought decided to reach out to CMT for help.
"I don't want to raise $50,000," Williams said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I want to raise a lot of money. And I want people who are motivated to be part of it as we try to help these devastated folks."
The concert will air live on CMT and CMT.com on Thursday, May 12th starting at 8pm. Last year, CMT hosted another benefit concert to help out Nashville flood victims.