The Country Music Association and its foundation have donated $1m to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.

“Our goal is to be a resource and support system for those in the music business who are currently struggling, and we’re incredibly grateful for MusiCares’ commitment to serve music industry professionals, especially right now,” CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern said. “Our business does not exist without these hardworking individuals who make up the touring industry as well as our artists, songwriters and musicians, and we hope our pledge can provide a bit of comfort during these troubling times.” “As committed as the CMA Foundation is to ensuring that every child has access to a high-quality music education, the CMA Foundation would not be able to operate without the support of the music industry,” says Tiffany Kerns, CMA Foundation Executive Director and CMA Vice President, Community Outreach. “Now more than ever, the music industry needs our support and we seek to help those that have supported the CMA Foundation with their time, talent and resources for so many years.”

MusiCares Vice President, Health and Human Services, Debbie Carroll, said, “Nashville consistently represents the best of human values and strength of character, always showing up in tough times and when there is need. CMA is a shining example of what makes this city great.”