Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood Help Combat Coronavirus With Big Donation And Live CBS Concert
Country music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood are stepping up to fight coronavirus, as they have just donated $1 million to the relief effort.
Country music stars Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood are stepping up in a big way to fight coronavirus! The country music power couple are donating $1 million to help stop the COVID-19 virus. On top of that, they will perform a live concert Wednesday April 1st on CBS to raise additional money for the relief effort against COVID-19.
Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood Step Up
Page Six reported that Garth & Trisha Live! will air Wednesday April 1 at 9pm EST live on CBS. The talented couple plans to broadcast the concert from the same studio they typically use for Brooks’ Facebook Live show, “Inside Studio G.”
“We’re seeing how big things can be when we all do them as one. In addition to the special, we and CBS will donate $1 million to charities to be determined, combating the COVID-19 virus,” Brooks and Yearwood said in a statement, according to Daily Mail.
Do YOU have a song request for Garth & @TrishaYearwood? Join Garth for #StudioG tonight to put in YOUR requests for the #GarthAndTrishaLIVE special on @CBS this Wednesday at 9pm ET! You write the show!! -Team Garthhttps://t.co/C3rRXtTWyg
— Garth Brooks (@garthbrooks) March 30, 2020
CBS Praises Garth And Trisha
CBS shared what inspired this charitable live concert event. After seeing that Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood garnered 5.2 million viewers for their Facebook Live broadcast of a “casual, at-home concert” last week, they knew this could be big.
“After we saw Garth and Trisha crash Facebook, we reached out to them about bringing this Studio G to a larger audience in a safe and exciting way,” said Jack Sussman, CBS’ executive VP for specials, music, and live events. “With Garth and Trisha coupled with the power of broadcast television, anything can happen, making this an event not to be missed.”
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CBS described the special as “an intimate concert for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during this difficult time.”
Other Entertainers Step Up As Well
So many popular artists across music genres are stepping up to entertain fans and also help with coronavirus relief efforts.
Just last night, Elton John hosted the iHeart Living Room Concert For America from his Los Angeles home. Many musicians participated with performances from their homes, including Alicia Keys, Camila Cabello, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey, and even the Backstreet Boys.
— FOX (@FOXTV) March 30, 2020
We’re grateful to the celebrities choosing to use their platform for good during this time. And we appreciate those artists kind enough to keep us entertained while stuck home in quarantine.
One particularly memorable moment over the last week is country music star Brad Paisley’s emotional performance of the hymn “In The Garden”. The tears flow freely as the song hits all the right chords. You can watch Brad’s moving performance – as well as his full Facebook live session – here: Brad Paisley Gives Emotional Performance Of His Favorite Hymn While Taking Fan Requests
In times of great uncertainty such as this pandemic, it’s good to see celebrities stepping up to do their part.
We should all be coming together right now to do whatever we can to save lives and rid the world of this horrifying virus forever.