Country Music Makes a Muscle for Muscular Dystrophy.

We all know how much country music loves giving to everyone in need, but just in case you need to be reminded, here’s a story to make you smile.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced yesterday (8/18) that country music superstars Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, and Martina McBride will be apart of the 2011 MDA Labor Day Telethon. These portions were taped on June 7th at the Grand Ole Opry House during the week of the CMA Music Festival, and also includes an appearance by MDA National Goodwill Ambassador Abby Umali. The 12-year-old Umali also performed “Comeback Song” with Rucker during the taping.

 Opry Vice President and General Manager, Pete Fisher, had this to say about the performances:

“We’re pleased that Country music’s most famous stage was able to help create truly memorable segments for the MDA Labor Day Telethon. Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and Darius, transformed their Opry performances into must-watch television to help advance MDA’s lifesaving mission.”

The 46th Annual MDA Labor Telethon will be broadcasted over 160 stations on Sunday, September 4th. For more information on the organization, please visit


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