By: Greg Sacidor
Next Tuesday, Dolly Parton will host her Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon and Taylor Swift and the Academy of Country Music have already made a donation.
Both Swift and the ACM have pledged a donation of $100,000 a piece to the cause.
“The Academy and ACM Lifting Lives are honored to contribute in a meaningful way to Dolly’s heroic efforts to help the people of her hometown, and when Taylor heard what we were planning, she offered to match our gift, which gives it that much more impact,” Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the Academy of Country Music, said in a press release. We are so grateful to Taylor for her support to the Academy’s charitable efforts through the years, and for helping us and Dolly Parton assist families in need at a time of crisis.”
The Tennessee wildfires are responsible for multiple deaths and caused damage or destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
Parton’s telethon will take place on December 13. Artists such as Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers and more will all be on hand.