Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “Smoky Mountains Rise” Telethon: Who, What, When, Where to Watch?

Everything You Need to Know About Tonight’s “Smoky Mountains Rise” Telethon: Who, What, When, Where to Watch?

What Is It: Smoky Mountains Rise is a three-hour telethon broadcast to raise money for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund to benefit those affected by the Sevier County, Tennessee, wildfires.

When: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 8 p.m–11 p.m. EST.

Who’s Performing: Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr., Alabama, Don McLean, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich, Chris Young, Amy Grant and Cyndi Lauper.

Who Else Is Involved: A number of celebrities will answer phones during the telethon, including Paula Deen and her sons Bobby and Jamie, RaeLynn, Dailey & Vincent, Moonshiners’ Mark & Digger, T.G. Sheppard, Jason Crabb, Larry Gatlin, comedian Henry Cho, Tim Rushlow and more.

Where to Watch on TV: Smoky Mountains Rise will be broadcast on GAC, AXS-TV, RFD and The Heartland Network.

Live Stream: USAToday.com and USA Today National Networks will live stream the telethon on their affiliate newspaper websites, including all Tennessee newspaper sites: Tennessean.com, Knoxnews.com and others. Or just click on the embedded Livestream video player above.

How to Listen: Smoky Mountains Rise also will be simulcast across multiple radio chains, including Cumulus Media’s NASH Nights Live and TuneIn’s Country Roads channel.

Number to Call to Donate: During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.

Donate Via the Web: Dollywoodfoundation.org

Fact: Through the fund, Dolly pledged to provide $1,000 a month for six months to families who lost their primary residences in the fire. For Dolly to fulfill her promise to give $1,000 a month, the fund will have to pay out more than $6.5 million.

Daily Dose

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson