Canada Together: In Concert Boosts Covid-19 Relief Efforts
An elite list of country stars, including Shania Twain (pictured), come together for a five-night broadcast event to raise money for Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund.
By FYI Staff
Presented by ET Canada in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association and the CCMA Foundation, Canada Together: In Concert is a five-night broadcast event showcasing 20 of the biggest names in country music coming together in support of Canada’s covid-19 relief efforts.
The week-long concert series premieres Monday, April 20, airing nightly on ET Canada at 7:30 pm ET/ 7 p.m PT on Global, and will be broadcasting simultaneously on Corus country radio stations Country 105, CISN Country 103.9 and Country 104. Also, Durham Radio’s KX Country - CJKX-FM (KX-96) Oshawa and CHKX-FM(KX 94.7) Hamilton.
The star-studded lineup of performers includes Shania Twain, Luke Combs, Lady Antebellum, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith, Dean Brody, Gord Bamford, High Valley, Jade Eagleson, James Barker Band, Jess Moskaluke, Lindsay Ell, MacKenzie Porter, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Tenille Townes, Tim Hicks and The Washboard Union.
Featuring intimate performances and exclusive interviews with artists remotely from their homes, Canada Together: In Concert will also be shining a light on a number of the courageous individuals who are making a difference in their communities through these organizations, while checking in with some of the Canadians whose lives have been impacted through their generosity.
Here are the lineup details:
Monday, April 20
Shania Twain with Dallas Smith, Lindsay Ell, and High Valley
Tuesday, April 21
Luke Combs with Brett Kissel, Tenille Townes, and The Washboard Union
Wednesday, April 22
Lady Antebellum with Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, and Dean Brody
Thursday, April 23
Morgan Wallen with James Barker Band, MacKenzie Porter and Tim Hicks
Friday, April 24
Jordan Davis with Gord Bamford, Jess Moskaluke and Jade Eagleson
With the help of some celebrity friends, including Christopher Plummer, Elisha Cuthbert and William Shatner, viewers will be encouraged to lend their support to the CCMA Foundation, in which all proceeds raised will be donated equally between Food Banks Canada and the Unison Benevolent Fund, as these organizations work to support Canadians during the pandemic. In addition, Spotify will help make donations stretch even further by matching every dollar (up to $10M US globally) provided to the Unison Benevolent Fund through their #SpotifyMusicRelief project. Canadians looking to donate can do so through a one-time or monthly donation option at the CCMA Foundation website, or by texting CCMA to 20222.
Canada Together: In Concert is a multi-platform event for Corus, with Corus Radio’s Country 105, CISN Country 103.9 and Country 104 simultaneously broadcasting the specials each night, and can be streamed live on the Global TV app. Viewers looking for a sneak peek of Canada Together: In Concert can watch Global’s The Morning Show the week of April 20, as Jeff McArthur and Carolyn MacKenzie chat with some special guests ahead of their Canada Together: In Concert performances.
Canada Together: In Concert joins Corus’ national #CanadaTogether initiative, designed to help inspire, educate and engage Canadians as we band together as a nation during this unprecedented time.
About the CCMA Foundation
The CCMA Foundation is a charitable organization that aims to support Canadians with the help of the music community, artists and partners. Each initiative taken on by the Foundation falls under three distinct pillars -- Music For Healing, Music For Your and Music For Change. You can learn more about The CCMA Foundation online at ccmafoundation.org.
About Unison Benevolent Fund
Unison Benevolent Fund is a non-profit, registered charity that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community. We are here to help professional music makers in times of hardship, illness or economic difficulties. Unison Benevolent Fund is an assistance program – created and administered for the music community, by the music community – designed to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis through financial assistance, counselling and health solutions. Visit unisonfund.ca to learn more.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada provides national leadership to relieve hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow in collaboration with the food bank network from coast-to-coast-to-coast. For 40 years, food banks have been dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity. Over 3,000 food banks and community agencies come together to serve our most vulnerable neighbours who – last year – made 1.1 million visits to these organizations in one month alone, according to our HungerCount report. Over the past 10 years, as a system we’ve sourced and shared over 1.4 billion pounds of food and Food Banks Canada shared nearly $70 million in funding to help maximize collective impact and strengthen local capacity – while advocating for reducing the need for food banks. Our vision is clear: create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit foodbankscanada.ca to learn more.