Luke Bryan is co-hosting “A Salute To The Songwriters,” a three-hour benefit concert for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund presented by BMI and Cox Media Group, Alpha Media, Beasley Media Group, Hubbard Radio, Neuhoff Media and Townsquare Media this Saturday, (May 16) at 7 p.m. local time.
The concert will be co-hosted by several local DJs and broadcast on more than 100 country stations across all six broadcast groups, and will feature some of the writers behind country music’s biggest hits straight from their living rooms and home studios. The lineup includes Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde, Brandon Kinney, Clint Daniels, Barry Dean, Natalie Hemby, Dylan Altman, and Wynn Varble.
The special will take audiences behind the scenes into the writing rooms with stories of how the hits were created, and will spotlight several songwriters on the rise as they discuss how this difficult time has directly affected them and their livelihoods.
“We’re proud to partner with the country’s leading local radio groups to support the songwriters whose music brings us together in good times and in bad,” said Mike O’Neill, President & CEO, BMI. “Songwriters are often considered the smallest of small businesses, and like so many small businesses, they are deeply impacted by this pandemic. We’re so grateful that some of BMI’s top country music creators are lending their voices to support this incredibly important cause.”
To donate to the MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund for songwriters, listeners can text SONGWRITERS to 41444 or click here to give online.
“Like so many others, songwriters have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and the temporary closure of bars, restaurants and live music venues.” said Tim Clarke, VP of Content and Audience for Cox Media Group. “Broadcasters have outstanding relationships with this community, and we are honored to join together in creating this special to celebrate and support these talented individuals who are the heart of country music.”
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