CMT, Red Cross and WSMV Hosting Telethon for Nashville Tornado Relief

Tune in and call today (March 5) between 4-7 p.m. CT.

Written by Chris Parton
CMT, Red Cross and WSMV Hosting Telethon for Nashville Tornado Relief
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - MARCH 03: The destroyed exterior of The Basement East is seen in the East Nashville neighborhood on March 03, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. At least 22 people have reportedly been killed after tornadoes ripped across Tennessee overnight, causing widespread damage. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

CMT, the American Red Cross and local NBC affiliate WSMV News 4 are teaming up in the wake of Middle Tennessee’s devastating tornado, hosting a live telethon to raise disaster relief funds today (March 5).

Airing live from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. CT on WSMV News 4 and all CMT social platforms, the telethon will be hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and WSMV’s news anchors. Multiple country music stars, local television personalities and volunteers will take part throughout the program, although the list of those appearing has not yet been confirmed.

All will be on hand to answer phones and take donations live, share personal stories and encourage support of relief efforts, helping the greater-Nashville area begin to recover after a massive tornado ripped through the area this week, claiming more than 20 lives and destroying countless homes and businesses.

In addition to the telethon, further donations can be made to the American Red Cross at, and all proceeds from purchases of the CMT Country Gives Back t-shirt will benefit the American Red Cross Southern Tornado and Flood Relief Program.