Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Hot Chelle Rae, and Tim McGraw are set to headline the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day weekend entertainment special, MDA Show of Strength.
The show, featuring more than a dozen of today’s top entertainers, also will include inspirational “stories of strength” about families affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the show and the incredible talent we have lined up this year,” said MDA Interim President Valerie Cwik, M.D. “MDA is in business to save and enhance lives. Our show will both entertain and urge the American public to answer the call to support critically important research and services for more than a million Americans affected by neuromuscular diseases.”
In addition to Underwood, Bryan, Hot Chelle Rae and McGraw the following stars also are scheduled to appear: All-American Rejects, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, B.o.B, Brandy, Gavin DeGraw, Karmin, Carole King, Alanis Morissette, OneRepublic, Eva Simons, Paula Abdul, Max Adler, Jann Carl, Diana DeGarmo, Lou Ferrigno, Benji Madden, Joel Madden, Jesse McCartney, The Miz, Nancy O’Dell, Khloe Kardashian Odom, Pitbull, Alison Sweeney, Will.i.am, Ace Young and more.
“This year’s show gives everyone involved a unique opportunity,” said MDA Show of Strength Executive Producer RAC Clark. “We have a chance to tell a series of compelling stories about MDA families while delivering quality entertainment. In doing so, we can raise public awareness of MDA’s long-standing mission of help for today and hope for tomorrow.” Clark is a longtime executive producer of the Academy of Country Music Awards and the son of the late Dick Clark.
MDA Show of Strength, a three-hour prime-time broadcast special, will air on Sunday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET, 7 p.m. CT. The show will include performances and celebrity appearances from Hollywood, Nashville and New York. The show will be broadcast over MDA’s Love Network of almost 150 television stations across the country and streamed from mda.org. Local cutaways in each market will feature area families, sponsors and MDA service programs. For a list of stations, visit mda.org/showofstrength/love-network.