Monday, August 29th marks one month after disastrous rains tore apart multiple counties in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern Kentucky, killing at least 39 and displacing hundreds more, leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. ‘Appalachia Rises: Come Hell or High Water’ will help address the ongoing financial burden that has resulted from the widespread flooding. The live telethon airs tomorrow, August 29, Monday night at 7 pm ET on CBS affiliate WYMT-TV, WYMT.com, and 7-8 pm on WKYT’s CW Lexington and will be hosted by T. Graham Brown and Halfway to Hazard, featuring live performances from the hosts, Tyler Booth, and Taylor Austin Dye. Other artists such as Trace Adkins, Dillon Carmichael, Lee Greenwood, Tracy Lawrence, Kentucky favorites John Michael Montgomery, Walker Montgomery, JD Shelburne and Wynonna, have committed support to the live broadcast event.

The Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, Ky. will host the telethon. A limited number of $15 tickets went on sale Friday, August 26th at 12 pm ET at macarts.com, with all proceeds benefitting the flood relief efforts. Monetary donations will also be requested upon entry and all proceeds of the event will benefit The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. For more information, or to donate, please visit wymt.com/floodrelief.

In addition to the telethon, Brown enlisted the support of the Kentucky State Fair to sell the “Come Hell or High Water Kentucky Strong” t-shirts at the Texas Roadhouse Concerts Series shows, through Sunday, August 28th. T-shirts are $25 and are available in the artist merchandise area with proceeds being provided directly to Kentuckians.

“I am so thankful to the folks at the Kentucky State Fair for helping us continue this Kentucky Strong effort,” says T. Graham Brown. “This project can only work with everyone’s help and so far people are reacting and wanting to help. Kentucky has been very good to us entertainers in country music, it was only right for me to step up and help give back.”

T. Graham has taken the lyrics to his song “Hell and High Water” and helped create the “Come Hell or High Water” t-shirt, which is an outline of the Kentucky Commonwealth punctuated by the words Kentucky Strong! In addition, T. Graham and his Hillbilly Iced Tea and Lemonade wrapped tour bus recently delivered much-needed supplies including water, flashlights, batteries, generators, tarps, coolers, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, hoses, and more that were donated by the Nashville community to those Kentuckians in need.

Graham Brown is a CMA award winner and currently hosts Live Wire on SiriusXM’s Prime Country on a monthly basis. He has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number-one hits in country, gospel, and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized for his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca-Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s, and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots. In early 2015, Brown released his latest Grammy-nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune, and more. In 2020, Time Life partnered with T. Graham to reissue several of his classic albums, and has recently released his latest album Bare Bones. T. Graham Brown still actively tours and is sponsored by Hillbilly Iced Tea and Lemonade and makes multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day. Tgrahambrown.com

Halfway to Hazard is an ACM-nominated duo from the great state of Kentucky. Their debut album, co-produced by Tim McGraw included their hit “Daisy” and allowed them to tour with Tim, Faith Hill, Jason Aldean and many others.

Aside from the music H2H is known for their philanthropy and have raised close to $2 million for their home state throughout various relief efforts. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame has recognized them in the past for their charitable contributions and for their music.

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