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Nashville Rising

Last night’s news broadcasts started showing more of the devastation suffered in Nashville and other regions of  Tennessee, with a tour inside the flooded and hard-hit Grand Ole Opry. The country music community is responding and banding together for a charity concert, Nashville Rising, on June 22. Initiated by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, the rest of the nation will have to do without country music that day, because practically every performer will be in Music City. In addition to McGraw and Hill, also pitching in that night to bring a little relief will be Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Amy Grant, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Leeann Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. If you think that is all who will show up, you don’t know benefit concerts very well—tons more will undoubtedly be added. There isn’t an American musician who doesn’t respect the hallowed ground that is Nashville.

Of course, the Bonnaroo concert and arts festival in Manchester TN is slated for June 10-13, and the incredible performer lineup will pay homage to the tenacity and recovery of the people and the region. Performing there are: Dave Matthews Band Kings of Leon Stevie Wonder Jay-Z Conan O’Brien Tenacious D Weezer The Flaming Lips performing Dark Side of the Moon featuring Stardeath and White Dwarfs The Dead Weather Damian Marley & Nas Phoenix Norah Jones Michael Franti & Spearhead John Fogerty Regina Spektor Jimmy Cliff LCD Soundsystem The Avett Brothers Thievery Corporation Rise Against Tori Amos The National Zac Brown Band Les Claypool John Prine The Black Keys Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers Jeff Beck & Many More!

If you can’t wait that long, on May 16, a benefit concert for flood relief, Music City Keep on Playin features Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Martina McBride, Keb Mo, Will Hoge, CeCe Winans, and more.

The show must go on. If you can’t be there to spend your tourism dollars in the region and support the hardest-hit communities in person, consider a donation. There are natural and unnatural disasters happening in this world every day, and supporting recovery is everybody’s mission.

Send It On

mileycyrus-send-it-on“A word’s just a word ’til you mean what you say

And love isn’t love ’til you give it away” (lyrics from “Send It On”)

Kids are unstoppable when we empower them. Disney does a lot to empower young people–it ain’t just cartoon mice and amusement park rides. The Walt Disney Company is launching a year long campaign called Friends for Change, to encourage kids and their friends to pledge to make a difference in the world around them…and a new hit music video is the lynchpin of the campaign.

Dear friends of ours at Riverstreet Productions did this music video and a “Making of…” video (“Lights, Camera, Take Action! Backstage with Disney’s Friends for Change”) for Disney.

The special airs tonight, Friday, August 28th at 10pm, right after the premiere of the Wizards of Waverly Place movie. If you’ve got kids in the target age for that movie (and they’re not sound asleep from staying up in the rain at Rockefeller Center all night waiting for Miley Cyrus’ morning appearance on the TODAY Show—the largest crowd ever for their Summer Concert Series), I can almost guarantee your household will be tuned in anyway. If not, you should watch…kids or not. The music video “Send It On” became Number 1 on the iTunes Music Video charts…it features Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato…and if Miley and the Jo Bros say you should save the planet…I gotta say, kids are going to take action. We can follow their lead.

Find out more about Friends For Change here.