CMT sponsors Rogers tribute benefit concert
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CMT sponsors Rogers tribute benefit concert

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – CMT GIANTS Kenny Rogers: A Benefit For MusiCares, a night honoring the music of the late singer, is coming April 8 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific.

The tribute will feature virtual performances due to the coronavirus and interviews from Rogers' friends including Dolly Parton, Gavin DeGraw, Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Jennifer Nettles, Lady Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Michael McDonald, Randy Houser, Rascal Flatts and Vince Gill.

The benefit will encore on both MTV Live at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific on April 10 and on CMT at noon eastern/Pacfic on April 11.

Fans can donate directly to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, established to provide critical funds directly to the thousands of music creators and industry professionals who have the greatest need due to the coronavirus pandemic. Half of all funds raised will go directly to the Nashville country community. Viewers can support CMT's efforts by visiting Music Cares to contribute. If you are a member of the music industry and in need of assistance, visit MusicCares website. "Kenny Rogers transcended genres and generations with his musical versatility, legendary collaborations and timeless appeal, and we're honored to pay tribute to his legacy," shared Margaret Comeaux, executive producer, CMT. "Particularly in these turbulent times, we'll stop and take a moment to allow the memory of our dear friend Kenny to bring us together and inspire us to lend support to those in the music community who are most in need."


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