“The Country Network team wanted to help our Texas Music Artists during this time of lockdown. And our concern is not only for the short term needs of artists, but also where country music will be in the new normal, after CoVid 19 is under control,“ said TCN CEO Tim Eaton.
FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) May 12, 2020
Fort-Worth-based The Country Network (TCN), is pleased to announce a special fundraiser to support Texas country music artists, the Texas Country Artist Happy Hour MusicThon, on Friday, May 15 from 5 to 9 pm EDT.
The event will be held at TCN’s 43,000 square-foot studio facility in Fort Worth, Texas, allowing plenty of room to stay 6 feet apart. The line up will feature live performances from more than 20 Texas country artists and will be hosted by Native Texan and Comedian William Lee Martin. The purpose of the event is to raise money for Texas artists, as well as frontline caregivers and local-area food banks.
“The Country Network team wanted to help our Texas Music Artists during this time of lockdown. And our concern is not only for the short term needs of artists, but also where country music will be in the new normal, after CoVid 19 is under control," said TCN CEO Tim Eaton. “Live shows with audiences in bars and venues will take some time before coming back, so we looked for a way to help Texas artists now and entertain fans at home at the same time.”
The night will feature live artist performances from talented Texas artists and a few surprise guests from Nashville. Artists scheduled to perform to date include Steve Helms, Bri Bagwell, Sara Hobbs, Randy Brown, Rachel Stacey, Matt Hillyer, Kendal Schaffer, JR Herrera, Prophets & Outlaws, Brandon Rhyder, Curtis Grimes, David Adam Byrnes, Ray Johnston, Season Ammons, Grady Spencer, Darrin Morris, Kaitlyn Kohler, Jamie Richards, Josh Grinder, Bo Phillips, and Flatline Road, Val Mooty and Shawna Russell. And there will be guest performances from TCN’s Nashville studio, including artists Billy Dawson and SaraBeth. TCN anticipates more artists will be confirmed.
Artists will perform up to 3 songs with their virtual tip jar graphic on the screen during their entire performance, so fans can donate support to their favorite artists. Some artists may choose to forgo taking donations for themselves and instead provide a place to send money for front line caregivers or food banks in their hometown.
The TCN team will practice social distancing, with artists playing in four separated studio spaces. And all spaces will be sterilized with products from Everon Clean by their cleaning team Cornbread Hustle, and all the production staff will wear masks to keep artists and production crews safe.
The MusicThon will air live on the TCN App, and the network’s Facebook and YouTube pages. May 22 at 5 pm EDT it will air on TCN’s linear broadcast network, reaching 15 Million homes across the US. It will play several times on the network with the artists' virtual tip jar info presented on screen both live and on rebroadcasts. Fans wanting to donate to the cause can donate via Venmo at @TCN-country.
TCN would like to thank sponsors Texas Silver Star Whiskey, Everon Clean, Cornbread Hustle, LYMI Coffee, and Circle H Branding Company.
To watch the event free of charge, fans can visit tcncountry.com and click the guitar pick, and then click BROWSE. Or get the TCN App on Android, Apple TV, iPhone, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, or Roku and click BROWSE to enjoy the show.
About The Country Network
The Country Network (TCN) is the premier 4K music-television network dedicated to providing today’s country music enthusiasts more choices with innovative televised and digital programming. From stars on the rise to superstars, TCN delivers the best of country music videos, country lifestyle shows and series, live performances and original programming. The Country Network continues growing and now offers more diversified distribution to include cable, satellite, and OTT with an overall reach of 15 million households. In 2019, The Country Network launched its new TCN app, allowing country fans to stream in HD, on demand, from anywhere.
For additional information on the Texas Country Artist Happy Hour MusicThon, or to schedule an interview with CEO Tim Eaton, please call publicist Tim Hewitt at 817-205-3898 or email him at email@example.com.
For more information on The Country Network, to subscribe to the APP, and see upcoming show announcements, please visit http://www.tcncountry.com. For TCN App info visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23cQ-4MjjYo and check out the TCN Sizzle Reel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWI-kMI-smY.