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Charitable Artist Profile: Toby Keith

Toby Keith is one busy man, having released 19 studio albums, two Christmas albums, five compilation albums, and 61 charting country singles. Somehow though, he's found the time to give back by starting a foundation for pediatric cancer patients, supporting military service members and veterans, and more. Find out more about Keith's charitable efforts over the years in this Bright Star International artist profile. Toby Keith Foundation and OK Kids Korral Keith’s foundation was founded to encourage the health and happiness of pediatric cancer patients. Through this foundation, the OK Kids Korral was created in 2014 as a free, comfortable home-away-from-home in Oklahoma City for children r

Dolly Parton Supports Hurricane Victims

Dolly Parton, the most honored female country performer of all time, is known for her humanitarian relief efforts. Just last year, she started the My People Fund to support those who lost their homes in the November 2016 Gatlinburg wildfires. The fund provided $10,000 each to over 900 Sevier County families whose homes were destroyed in the Smoky Mountain wildfires, amounting to over $8.9 million total. Parton's latest philanthropic initiative is with the One America Appeal, an effort led by the five living former U.S. presidents: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter. The fund directs every cent of donations to the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Ir

Music World Supports Victims of Vegas Shooting

Jason Aldean on SNL The country star who was playing on stage during the tragic shooting went on SNL six days after to extend a message to victims, saying "So many people are hurting, and they’re our children, parents, brothers, sisters, friends — they’re all part of our family. So I want to say to them: We hurt for you and we hurt with you." His SNL opening performance was a surprise to viewers. Jason paid tribute to the 58 deceased and 489 injured victims, as well as the late Tom Petty, with a passionate rendition of Petty's "I Won't Back Down." Maren Morris Releases "Dear Hate" Maren had been sitting on a track she wrote two days after the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina church shootin

Support Victims of Las Vegas Shooting

Let Your Loved Ones Know You're Safe If you were in the area during the shooting and want to let your loved ones know that you're safe, you can let everyone know with Facebook's Safety Check feature. Find Out If Your Loved Ones Are Safe The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department urges individuals to call 1-866-535-5654 to find out if your loved ones are safe. Donate Donate to the National Compassion Fund for the Las Vegas shooting to support the victims. 100% of the funds received will be donated directly to victims of the shooting to support both their immediate and long-term needs. The National Compassion Fund has supported victims of 9/11, Sandy Hook, and Columbine to name a few, direc

Rap Gives Back

Rappers are often criticized for living affluent lifestyles, but check out how these down-to-earth lyricists are giving back to their local communities. Chance the Rapper This 79th street native gives back to Chi Town through the charity he started: SocialWorks Chicago. His organization raised $2.2 million in just six months to support art, music, and theater programs in Chicago public schools. The charity targets schools that have experienced a decrease in their 5-year graduation rate. 20 public schools have been selected to receive $100,000 each for three years of programming. Chance, who was notoriously bad at academics but always musically talented, is providing countless opportuniti

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