Kenny Chesney & CMA to Donate $500,000 to East Tennessee Families

Kenny Chesney

East Tennessee native, Kenny Chesney, has spoken out about his desire to help his hometown and the families affected by the devastating wildfires. Now, Chesney and CMA have announced a plan to come together to help victims’ recoveries.

Chesney and CMA are each contributing $250,000 to the cause ($500,000 total), a portion of which will go to Dolly Parton’s My People Fund. Parton already announced that she will be spearheading a telethon to raise additional funds for the families on Tuesday, December 13, with performances by Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, Big & Rich, Chris Janson, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, LOCASH, Michael W. Smith, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, and more.

The star-studded telethon will air on Great American Country and stream on