Jeff Gentner, AP
The 90-minute live concert special will also feature previously announced performances by Hank Williams Jr., Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans. Additionally, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, HLN anchor Robin Meade and comedian Ron White join the benefit as co-hosts.
The concert will assist the victims of the numerous devastating tornadoes that raged through seven states in the south last month, including the hardest hit, Alabama, killing 329 people and literally destroying countless businesses, schools and homes. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.
Alabama's Randy Owen was extremely emotional when he talked about his home state being nearly flattened. "Until you've seen it, you can't even comprehend what our people are going through," Randy tells The Boot. "You've got people who don't know where their relatives are, don't know where their children are, don't know where their next meal is coming from ... I've never seen anything like that in all my life."
Filmed without a studio audience, the special will air live from Nashville at 9:00 PM ET on CMT and will be streamed online on CMT.com.