Dolly Parton has been using her musical talents to get out of tight financial situations since she was 10-years-old, and now she is using her voice to help her neighbors in need. Smoky Mountains Rise is going to be entertaining despite the sad nature of her cause.
Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper and Hank Williams Jr. were quick to volunteer. So many celebrities are giving their time because all have been touched by Dolly Parton’s kindness and sweet spirit, as well as the urgent need of Smoky Mountains residents after the Gatlinburg Tennessee fire.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise concert and telethon, is gaining steam as more and more musicians sign up to raise money to help residents recover after the Gatlinburg Tennessee fire. Many of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains neighbors lost their homes in the Gatlinburg Tennessee fire in Sevier county.
Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Hank Williams Jr. and Alabama are just a few of the celebrity volunteers set to help Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise raise relief funds for displaced residents who lost their homes according to CMT.
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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise will feature the following artists and perhaps more according to The Sevier News Messenger. A long list of volunteers is set to perform without financial compensation according to WBIR News.
- Reba McEntire
- Kenny Rogers
- Alison Krauss
- Hank Williams Jr.
- Cyndi Lauper
- Don McLean
- Ronnie Dunn
- Jamey Johnson
- Lauren Alaina
- Chris Stapleton
- Chris Young
- Big & Rich
- Michael W. Smith
- Amy Grant
- Chris Janson
- Montgomery Gentry
Dolly Parton has pledged to give $1000 per month to everyone who lost their primary residence in the Gatlinburg Tennessee fire, whether they owned their home or were renting according to CMT News. Funds collected have already exceeded one million, but Dolly Parton says more will be needed to assist victims of the catastrophic Gatlinburg Tennessee fire.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise has inspired a lot of volunteers and financial assistance so far as CMT News announces that more networks will be broadcasting the event as well.
“The three-hour event takes place live in Nashville on Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 8 p.m. ET/PT and now there are more ways to watch. Additional networks carrying broadcast along with GAC are AXS TV, RFD, and the Heartland Network.”
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise with Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper, Hank Williams Jr. and more, can also be viewed through other hosts who have joined the cause according to CMT News.
“Additionally, USA Today National Networks will host a live stream of the event on its affiliate newspaper websites. iHeart Media’s digital and select on-air platforms, Cumulus Media’s NASH Nights LIVE, TuneIn’s Country Roads channel will also simulcast the show.”
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Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper and Hank Williams Jr., are all feeling compassion for those people who lost property and loved ones in one of the most horrific fires ever to strike the region.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise has, even more, volunteers according to WBIR. It seems that Paula Dean and her sons Bobby and Jamie want to help with the telethon. So do RaeLynn, Dailey & Vincent, Mark & Digger from “Moonshiners,” T.G. Sheppard, Jason Crabb, Larry Gatlin, Henry Cho and Tim Rushlow. These celebrities will be manning the phones during the telethon, so that callers may make their contributions to celebrities.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains Rise with Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Cyndi Lauper and Hank Williams Jr. will benefit those who lost their homes in the Gatlinburg, Tennessee fire.
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