George Strait and Chris Stapleton would love for you to donate on this Giving Tuesday.
And, the two country superstars would appreciate it if you specifically considered helping road crews who lost their jobs when the Covid-19 pandemic halted concert tours.
Stapleton tweeted links to Live Nation and ACM Lifting Lives. The original tweet to the ACM Lifting Lives fund said:
“Our road families are the 1st to donate their time when there’s a disaster/tragedy. Now, our industry is the one suffering. Join us in lifting up those who light our stages each & every night. Donate $1 today in support of Giving Tuesday. #LetsLiftLives“
Strait also retweeted the ACM fund, writing “Join the Country Music community in support of the road crews, drivers, venue staff and more. Donate $1 today to keep LIVE music ALIVE in 2021.”
ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music. The organization announced that it’s reopening its Covid fund as part of “Giving Tuesday.” Organizers said it already raised more than $2 million to help workers in the country music business.
Check Out the Chris Stapleton Concert T-shirt for Road Crews
Meanwhile, Stapleton said he is donating all money from the sale of one of his rescheduled concert T-shirts. He’s wearing a bandana over his face on the concert tee.
An Estimated 500,000 Concert Workers Lost Jobs Because of Pandemic
According to Variety, Live Nation has raised more than $15 million. Workers are eligible for a one-time grant of $1,000 if he or she has lost at least 50 percent of income.
Variety reported that more than 500,000 U.S. concert workers lost their jobs because of the pandemic.
Crew Nation auctioned some autographed guitars for a big chunk of money. Among the country music community, Brad Paisley donated a guitar. Stapleton and the Zac Brown Band also collaborated with Yeti to auction unique roadie coolers.