pledge to country music

Both (Taylor) Swift and ACM will donate $100,000 to Dolly Parton’s upcoming “Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” telethon set to kick off on Tuesday, bringing the total to $200,000 to start the telethon.

ACM Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tiffany Moon says “The Academy and ACM Lifting Lives are honored to contribute in a meaningful way to Dolly’s heroic efforts to help the people of her hometown – and when Taylor heard what we were planning, she offered to match our gift, which gives it that much more impact. We are so grateful to Taylor for her support to the Academy’s charitable efforts through the years, and for helping us and Dolly Parton assist families in need at a time of crisis.”

—  Taylor Swift, showing her heart of gold, has pledged to join the Academy of Country Music in donating $100,000 to help the people affected by the East Tennessee fires