Don’t miss the CMT Disaster Relief Concert live tonight from Nashville at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on CMT and ACountry. The live, commercial-free, 90-minute concert special features 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. All money raised will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.
How did CMT get involved in the disaster recovery efforts?
CMT and artists, including Hank Williams, Jr., saw that many of the seismic news events of the past few days drew attention away from this devastation and the network wanted to take action to shift focus and funds back to the affected areas, many of which are the hometowns of CMT’s family of viewers.
How can I get tickets to this event?
This is a closed event happening LIVE from Nashville, tickets will not be sold.
Will the money raised at this event go only to certain areas affected?
No, the money raised from this event will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts that are currently employed in 16 states affected by the recent devastating storms, flooding and tornadoes.
What regions will be highlighted in this special?
Exact areas highlighted are still to be determined, but CMT is doing its best to cover as many regions as possible, including those with storm, tornado and flooding damage.
What is the format of this special?
The special will include performances from some of music’s biggest stars as well as footage and testimonials directly from the affected regions. Celebrities will also be on-hand taking donations as part of a celebrity phone bank.
Can I watch the CMT Disaster Relief Concert online?
Yes – the concert will be simulcast on ACountry.
Why did CMT choose to support the Red Cross?
The Red Cross is the first organization to respond in disaster situations and is a far-reaching organization with on-the-ground resources in all of the affected areas.
How does the Red Cross assist in natural disasters?
The Red Cross is providing food, shelter, emotional support and essential relief supplies. Since March 31, the Red Cross has opened 122 shelters in 16 states providing more than 8,300 overnight stays to people in need. Monday night alone, more than 1,200 people spent the night in shelters in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, and North Carolina.
How can viewers participate in the event?
DONATE! Visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Tune-in on Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT to CMT or log-on to CMT.com to view the special and learn more about the regions affected. Viewers can also join in on the social media dialogue with @FollowCMT on Twitter using hashtag #MusicBuilds.
When will this special air in my area?
MUSIC BUILDS: THE CMT DISASTER RELIEF CONCERT will premiere LIVE on Thursday, May 12 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/8:00 p.m. Central/10:00 p.m. Mountain/9:00 p.m. Pacific.
Will the Disaster Relief Concert be re-broadcast?
Yes—HLN will re-air the telecast Sunday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m., ET.