Reba McEntire Plans Star-Studded TV Concert for Outnumber Hunger
Reba McEntire is once again using her popularity for a worthwhile cause. The generous singer will host a large TV concert, "Reba and Friends Outnumber Hunger," with the proceeds benefiting Outnumber Hunger, an initiative that seeks to raise awareness of the 49 million people who struggle with hunger in the United States.
Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, the Eli Young Band and Maddie & Tae are among the artists who will perform for the show, which will be broadcast on local Gannett affiliates beginning on April 17, on CMT on April 18 and on iHeartMedia radio stations.
“I was raised to treat others with compassion,” McEntire says (quote via CMT). “Knowing that one in six Americans struggle with hunger means my fans and people I see every day need help. The Outnumber Hunger campaign is such a simple way to help your neighbors, so how could you not?”
The concert is being held in partnership with Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and Feeding America. Outnumber Hunger is a cause that country music artists have been proud to stand behind, with FGL, Thomas Rhett, the Band Perry, Toby Keith, Vince Gill and others all donating their time and talents to various initiatives last year.
“[Outnumber Hunger] is something that’s close to our hearts, and it’s cool to be a part of this. So we really appreciate it,” Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard says. “It’s really a cool thing to be a part of."
McEntire has also been named as this year's official Outnumber Hunger spokesperson.
"This is so simple," she tells People. "Every kid sits at the breakfast table in the mornings and reads the back of cereal boxes. Get them to enter the code, and they can see how many they can enter for the whole family. Make it a contest, make it fun, and make a difference in people's lives. I love being part of this big team."
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