Blake Shelton Joins Initiative to Provide Meals to Out-of-Work Musicians.
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the live music industry.
According to the Country Music Association (CMA), hundreds of thousands of musicians, roadies and touring industry professionals have lost work.
In response to the crisis, the trade organization’s foundation has partnered with Feeding America to provide four million meals to out-of-work musicians.
The food distribution will be centered in cities with large populations of music industry professionals.
Among those helping the CMA’s initiative is country star Blake Shelton.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Shelton said he “[couldn’t] live with” people going to bed hungry.
There are a lot of people struggling in our country, and COVID has only made that worse … People are going to bed hungry at night now more than ever, and I just can’t live with that.
I’ve been passionate for a long time about helping folks get the food they need, Blake Shelton, to The Associated Press.
Shelton also told The Associated Press that the best way for people to support their “favorite artists” is to attend shows once it is safe to do so.
The world is starting to open up again, and tours and shows are being announced daily.
So go support your favorite artists, bands, orchestras, theaters.
Of course, do it safely, but let’s have some fun again!, Blake Shelton, to The Associated Press