Zac Brown Band, Sugarland + More Join ‘We Are the World’
Joining an all-star cast for a historical remake of the 1985 classic, 'We Are the World,' more than 100 celebrities crowded into the same studio used for the original recording, including Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Heart, Jordin Sparks, Vince Vaughn, Randy Jackson, Jason Mraz, T-Pain, Kanye West, Rashida Jones and many more.
The song, written by Lionel Richie and the late Michael Jackson, originally raised more than $30 million dollars for various humanitarian causes in Africa. The new version of the song will premiere during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver on February 12.
Country artists have been generous in their support of the people of Haiti. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban participated in the celebrity telethon, 'Hope For Haiti,' led by movie star George Clooney. Toby Keith donated seven tractor-trailers to gather supplies to ship directly to the country. Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum made a financial donation. Martina McBride and Tim McGraw both partnered with the Red Cross. And Big Kenny traveled with a team of medical staff to offer hands-on help in the town of Jimani, on the Haitian border.