The Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund event, scheduled for Tuesday (13Dec16) in Nashville, Tennessee will also feature appearances by and performances from Alabama, Ronnie Dunn, Jamey Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Amy Grant, Reba MCEntire, Kenny Rogers, Alison Krauss, Chris Janson, Big & Rich, Montgomery Gentry, and Dolly herself.

"Every day I’m touched even more by the number of people who are joining us to help raise money for the people of the Smoky Mountains,” Parton says in a press release. “It is a special place and I’m honored that these people care so much about what we’re doing through the My People Fund to help those who have lost everything due to the wildfires.”

The telethon will benefit the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which was established by Parton in the wake of the devastating wildfires which ripped through Sevier County in Tennessee at the end of last month (Nov16).

Parton previously announced that her My People Fund will provide $1,000 (GBP788) each month to the families worst hit by the fires.

Taylor Swift has donated $100,000 (£79,500) to Parton's charity fund after teaming up with officials at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) to match their $100,000 gift to the My People Fund.

"The Academy and ACM Lifting Lives are honored to contribute in a meaningful way to Dolly's heroic efforts to help the people of her hometown - and when Taylor heard what we were planning, she offered to match our gift, which gives it that much more impact," reads a statement issued by Academy Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tiffany Moon.

"We are so grateful to Taylor for her support to the Academy's charitable efforts through the years, and for helping us and Dolly Parton assist families in need at a time of crisis."

Miley Cyrus, Dolly's goddaughter, has also stepped up to support the country legend's new initiative, revealing she'll be raising money through her Happy Hippie Foundation.