Darryl Worley, one of Nashville's most successful independent record labels and the Recording Academy are actively supporting Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Worley is donating $50,000 from the proceeds of his fourth annual Tennessee River Run to the American Red Cross. Set for Sept. 16-17 in Hardin County, Tenn., the event also benefits several other local and regional charities. ...
Broken Bow Records, in conjunction with RED Distribution and CRT Custom Products, is pledging $1 per unit
on all of the label's CDs sold through the end of 2005. The label's roster includes Craig Morgan, Jason Aldean, Joe Diffie
and Sherrié Austin. Proceeds go to the Red Cross. ... The Recording Academy, the nonprofit organization responsible for
the Grammys, and its MusiCares Foundation is committing an initial donation of $1 million to assist musicians and other music
industry workers affected by the hurricane. A variety of services, including basic expenses for food, shelter and medical
care, will be administered through the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund.