“Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” will benefit victims of recent wildfires.
Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams Jr., and Chris Stapleton are among the country music notables who have signed on to perform during Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund, the three-hour telethon organized by Dolly Parton to benefit her fellow Tennesseans whose lives and livelihoods were disrupted by last month’s devastating fires in the Sevier County area.
Amy Grant, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, Cyndi Lauper, and Jamey Johnson also will appear on the program, which will be nationally telecast from 8 to 11 pm ET Tuesday, Dec. 13, on AXS TV, RFD, Great American Country and The Heartland Network. In addition, CMT News reports that USAToday.com and USA Today National Networks will host a live stream of the event on its affiliate newspaper websites. Also: iHeart Media’s digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media’s NASH Nights Live and TuneIn’s Country Roads channel will simulcast the show.
Cowboys & Indians will be Live Tweeting the event Tuesday.
“I’m truly honored that these artists are giving their time and energy to help us raise money for everyone affected by the wildfires,” Parton said. “I’ve got so many great friends in the industry, and I’m so proud that they were so ready to step up and help me help my people in the Smoky Mountains through this telethon and the My People Fund.”
The My People Fund will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families whose homes are uninhabitable or completely destroyed due to the Smoky Mountain wildfires. A pre-application for those affected is available at dollywoodfoundation.org.
During the Tuesday telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.