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Nashville artists host telethon to raise money for MusiCares COVID-19 relief fund

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:31:57-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville artists are coming together to host a telethon benefiting music industry workers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

People Supporting Artists, a newly formed nonprofit, will broadcast the show out of H.O.M.E studios in East Nashville on Sunday, April 11 at 6 p.m. Central. The telethon is hosted in partnership with WSM Radio's Eric Marcum and Lightning100's Annie Klaver.

The event, which will air online, is described by organizers as "a hybrid between the tradition of The Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon and the Wayne's World public access show."

All profits will go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Artists who will perform include Rosanne Cash, John Oats, Los Lobos, Keb Mo, Soccer Mommy, Shovels & Rope, Jonathan Wilson, Hayes Carll, The Lone Below and Aaron Lee Tasjan.

For more information on the telethon click here.