Second Annual Heal The Music Day Raises $300,000

As the second annual “Heal The Music Day” wraps for 2018, more than 170 members of the music community – songwriters, musicians, performers, artist managers, publishers, business managers, record labels, trade organizations and more – pledged a percentage of their single-day revenues to support their fellow musicians and peers in the industry in times of medical crisis.

The event raised $300,000 in support of Music Health Alliance. Every dollar donated equals $30 in life-saving healthcare resources. The organization’s free services include access to doctors and hospitals, medicine, health insurance and finding financial assistance during times of illness.

Since its founding in 2013, Nashville-based non-profit Music Health Alliance has served 9,000 members of the music community nationwide, and saved over $40,000,000 in healthcare costs including insurance premium savings, medical bill reductions and discounted medications. Among its successes are helping to spare 428 families from bankruptcy due to medical crisis, and providing 8 patients with access to transplants (including heart, lung, kidney and liver transplants). The organization has also facilitated access to over 200 trauma counseling sessions for Las Vegas shooting survivors and their families.

To participate in “Heal The Music Day,” members of the music community pledged a percentage of their single day earnings to support the lifesaving services provided by Music Health Alliance. Pledged supporters included:

David Adams
Alabama Shakes Touring
Average Joe’s Entertainment
Dan Baird
Jay Barron
Marc Beeson
Richard Bennett
Sam Bush
Blue Bird Cafe
Scott Robinson (Dualtone Records)
Jill Brown
Luke Bryan
Dr. Charles Campbell
Jackie Campbell
John Carter Cash
Rosanne Cash
Beth Nielson Chapman
Penelope Crawford
Andrew Combs
Jamie Cheek/FBMM
Elizabeth Cook
Roger Cook
Country Music Association
Rodney Crowell
Dierks Bentley
Dolan Family Foundation
Lynn Evans
Tommy Emmanuel
First Tennessee Bank
FS Wealth Sports & Entertainment
Joe & Phran Galante
The Gause Foundation
Mary Gauthier
Vince Gill
Caroline Gretsch
Girlilla Marketing/Jennie Smythe
Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra)
Emmylou Harris
Don Henry
I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan)
Lance Hoppen
Barry Jeffrey
Alicia Jones
Kid Rock Foundation
Miranda Lambert
Brenda Lee
Brennan Leigh
Paul Leim
Daniel Levetin
Lighting Association
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Sharon Mejia
Michael McDonald
James Merkel
Maren Morris
Miles and Music Foundation
Monarch Publicity
Willie Nelson
Dawn Nepp
Greg Oswald
Tina Parol
William Petree
Pilgrimage Festival
Pinnacle Financial Partners
James Pennebaker
Dave Pomeroy
Luke Powers
Margo Price
John Prine
Promethues Trust
Mebane Pruitt
Reba McEntire
Red Light Management
Rebecca Rego
Thomas Rhett
Michael W. Rhodes
Ken Shepherd
Earle Simmons
Skynrd Foundation
Granger Smith
Steuart Smith (The Eagles)
John David Souther
Chris & Morgane Stapleton
Robert & Rebecca Strang
Madeline Stressman
Marty Stuart
Third & Lindsley
Keith Urban
The Vaden Group
The Vagabonds
Jon Vezner
The War & Treaty
Warner Chappell Music
Steve Wariner
Gene Watson
Emily West
Lanny West
John Paul White
Kris Wiatr/Wiatr & Associates
Alex Wightman
Jay & Katherine Williams
Paul Worley
Chely Wright
Yazoo Brewery
Young Heirlooms.



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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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