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 USAToday.com.