Thursday, May 12, 2011

CMT's Disaster Relief Concert 'Music Builds' Premieres Tonight To Benefit Storm Victims


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., Alabama, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tim McGraw, Trace 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 Kenny, Carrie Underwood, Courteney Cox, Ellen Degeneres, University of Alabama Coach Nick Saban, Nicole Kidman, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, and others.  HLN will re-air the telecast Sunday, May 15 at 9:00 p.m., ET. 

Be sure to tune-in tonight to CMT or CMT.com at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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