Following the devastating aftermath of the recent hurricanes, country music duo Halfway to Hazard wanted to help aid those affected by the deadly storms. Early this month, David Tolliver and Chad Warrix teamed with Kentucky CBS affiliate television station WYMT-TV to host a live telethon benefiting storm victims. Their collective efforts raised $450,714.96, all of which goes directly to those struggling as result of the storms.
“It amazes me that every time Kentucky, especially East Kentucky, is asked to help, they do,” says Tolliver. “The people here are always ready to do whatever they can to help no matter where it is. I can’t believe we raised almost half a million dollars for the relief effort and the total continues to rise. It just speaks volumes to the character of our home state, if there is a challenge or a need, we are there to help.”
Warrix adds, “Kentuckians have a long history of coming to the aid of our fellow Americans. The relief telethon was a heartwarming example of that. It makes me proud to show up to an event organized by Kentuckians, showcasing Kentuckians knowing that we are gonna make a difference that day with the funds and awareness raised. God Bless America.”
Halfway to Hazard and WYMT-TV urge the public to continue to donate to the cause. Donations can be submitted through the American Red Cross HERE.
About Halfway to Hazard Halfway to Hazard is an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters David Tolliver and Chad Warrix. Though Tolliver and Warrix grew up in different towns in southeastern Kentucky, their group originated in Hazard, Kentucky, which was halfway between their hometowns. The group’s debut album, Halfway to Hazard, peaked at #14 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, landing them a Top 20 album straight out of the gate. Byron Gallimore and country music superstar Tim McGraw co-produced the project. Included on the album was their debut single, “Daisy,” which earned them a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 2007. As a songwriter, Tolliver has penned songs that were later recorded by Tim McGraw, Brantley Gilbert, Jerrod Niemann, and more.
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