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CMT Announces Amazing Star-Studded Lineup For Coronavirus Charity Concert

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By Clark Sparky

County Music Television announced on Friday that it has teamed up with Feed the Front Line for a star-studded charity benefit concert that will be streaming live on CMT's Facebook and YouTube channels on Wednesday, May 20.

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The special will help raise money for Feed the Front Line's mission of providing free meals to essential workers fighting against the coronavirus. In keeping with the meal theme, there will be three different streams throughout the day -- breakfast (10am ET), lunch (2pm ET) and dinner (8pm ET).

There will be performances by Avril Lavigne, Billy Ray Cyrus, Blanco Brown, Brad Paisley, Brett Young, Caitlyn Smith, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Caylee Hammack, Charlie Worsham, Chase Rice, Dustin Lynch, Faith Hill, Grace Potter, Hailey Whitters, Jimmie Allen, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney, Kip Moore, Kylie Morgan, Lori McKenna, Rita Wilson, Russell Dickerson, Sam Williams, Scotty McCreery, Sheryl Crow, Tenille Townes, Tim McGraw, Tucker Beathard and more.

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"Feed the Front Line is grateful to partner with CMT and country music's biggest stars in our mission to support restaurants and feed frontline workers and other people most in need during the COVID-19 crisis," said Tim's daughter Maggie McGraw, vice president of Feed the Front Line's Nashville chapter. "We hope viewers that are able to make a donation will consider doing so to help us bring more food to more people across the country."

Tim McGraw was on "Ellen" last week and talked about the current situation we find ourselves living in.

"I certainly feel for everybody out there that's going through... losing someone and being sick and losing their jobs and stuff. We're inspired so much by seeing these nurses, how hard they work in these hospitals, and my sister was a nurse, it's crazy to see the dedication that the front line workers have," he said.

The CDC has issued some tips for helping to avoid contracting the disease.

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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