Thomas Rhett & Scott Borchetta Donate 100K to MusiCares

Clockwise: Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta, MusiCares Executive Director Laura Segura, Thomas Rhett, and Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason Jr.

Although in some ways, life is getting back to “normal,” the music and entertainment industry still needs all the help it can get. With that being said, we are so proud of how the music community has come together to help keep everyone afloat. Just the other day, it was announced that multi-platinum singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett and Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta made a handsome donation of $100,000 to a special relief fund.

Earlier in the year, Thomas Rhett released his inspiring song “Be A Light” featuring friends, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban. Rhett and his collaborators agreed to donate all the proceeds from that song to the ongoing MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Efforts. Just this week Rhett and Borchetta surprised MusiCares with an additional $100,000 for the relief fund through the video below.

“Thank y’all for so much for everything y’all are doing,” Rhett shares, “The fact that y’all are helping people pay mortgages and hospital bills, I commend y’all so highly for that. Hopefully, we can get a lot more on board this train to continue to give and continue to help out our people.”

So far, MusiCares and their COVID-19 Relief Fund has helped thousands of people affected by the coronavirus to make ends meet, directly supporting those in the music community as the need remains dire.

This inspiring news comes on the heels of the single “Be the Light” breaking the top spot on the charts. We know there is more in store for Rhett, but we can only hope that more artists jump on board and help out their fellow community.

If you’d like to donate to MusiCares, head to their website here.

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