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Kindness Isn’t Canceled Spotlight: Whiskey Jam Becomes Risky Jam

It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.

We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled. To grab your exclusive shirt, click here.

Whiskey Jam, a popular celebration of music that takes place in Nashville’s midtown area every Monday and Thursday night, is not letting the effects of COVID-19 keep them from bringing people together through the power of music. After launching nine years ago, Whiskey Jam has hosted household names like Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, and Dierks Bentley, as well as rising artists, breaking into the country music scene.

Since going out is no longer an option, and Whiskey Jam has to be postponed, the creators came up with a brilliant idea, Enter: “Risky Jam.”

Hosted by Whiskey Jam’s Founder, Ward Guenther, Risky Jam is a live-streaming event that happens via Instagram every Monday and Thursday night. The interactive show brings together various country artists video-calling into the show, chatting with Ward about how they’re navigating life in this current situation, what they’re working on and more. Each artist plays some music and both the host and musical guest will often take to the comments, calling out fans, answering questions and taking requests.

The lively show brings country artists across the genre and their music straight to your screen, enabling fans across the world to tune in and get a sneak peek of just how special Whiskey Jam and it’s “Jam Fam” is. Music brings people together, and this is the perfect event to remember that.

Previously, the platform has hosted the likes of Lee Brice, Riley Green, Lauren Alaina, among others, but this week there will be a special tribute to the late and great, Joe Diffie. In a special titled ‘Diffie Jam,’ stars like Travis Denning and Chris Lane will pay tribute to the legendary country musician. The live event starts tonight, Tuesday, March 31st at 9PM EST on the @whiskeyjam Instagram.

A silver lining of all this chaos and confusion has come in the form of music and our access to it, so we hope you enjoy this story, as much as we enjoyed sharing it. We want to thank Whiskey Jam and it’s creators for working so hard to continue to lift our spirits along with so many fans across the world through music.

Know somebody spreading incredible acts of kindness during these difficult times? E-mail us at: [email protected].

We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of  NYCountry Swag.

 

 

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Kindness Isn’t Canceled Spotlight: Kids Spread Kindness and Love

It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.

We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled. To grab your exclusive shirt, click here.

 

Photo by Regina Furnari D’Orio via “Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond” Facebook Group

As schools across the state are closed and kids are cooped up in their houses, a small act of kindness and love accompanied by a flourishing Facebook page created all the difference. A few parents from Long Island, New York created the ‘Rainbows over Nassau and Suffolk Counties and Beyond,’ Facebook group with the idea that kids could have a community-wide rainbow hunt, which is a safe and easy way for kids to get out of the house while still practicing social distancing.

Kids across the state have created rainbows with chalk, paint, and other means, as well as, hung up drawings and pictures on their doors or in their windows. Parents get a chance to take their children on a fun scavenger hunt through the neighborhood either on foot or by car. It’s a fun and innovative way to pass time and remind parents and children alike that we are all in this together!

The rainbow hunt is an important story to share because it is a simple way to spread kindness and community, while we all deal with this ever-changing world that we are living in. This simple idea turned into a 36,000 and counting Facebook group with thousands upon thousands of children participating all over the state and beyond. All it takes is heart and an idea to make a positive difference.

Although this may just seem like a small feat, it reminds us all to help out where we can. It reminds us all to virtually check in on our friends, families, and even our co-workers. Stories like this remind us that kindness goes a long way!

Know somebody spreading incredible acts of kindness during these difficult times? E-mail us at: [email protected].

We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of  NYCountry Swag.

 

 

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The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Kindness Isn’t Canceled Spotlight: Artists Help Employees of Broadway Bars

It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.

We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled. To grab your exclusive shirt, click here.

Since Nashville’s Broadway, a famous strip of bars and restaurants that is visited by millions each year, is now closed, superstars Dierks Bentley and the men of Florida Georgia Line decided to use their resources to make a difference.

Both artists have their own bars in Nashville, Dierks’ Whiskey Row, and Hubbard and Kelley’s FGL House. Unfortunately, since many of the employees, including bartenders, waitresses, waiters, and management staff are being laid off or are temporarily out of work, due to the pandemic, people may be struggling to make ends meet.

Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row

Photo: Justin Aharoni @jaharoni for NYCS

To do what he can to help out his employees, Bentley gifted $1000 to each of his 90 employees, empathizing with those employees who work for tips. In full, the singer spent $90K to help out his staff. The men of FGL followed Bentley’s lead, vowing to gift $1000 to each of their 117 employees of FGL House. They shared their reasons for their contribution via Instagram.

Although this may just seem like a small feat, it reminds us all to help out where we can. It reminds us all to virtually check in on our friends, families, and even our co-workers. Stories like this remind us that kindness goes a long way!

Know somebody spreading incredible acts of kindness during these difficult times? E-mail us at: [email protected].

We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of  NYCountry Swag.

 

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Kindness Isn’t Canceled Spotlight: IGC Hospitality Family Meal

It has been a tough few weeks for Nashville, for the country, and for the world. Small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, people are trying to rebuild their homes, many Americans are losing their jobs, and we are all forced to stay in as we fight through this pandemic. Despite all this turmoil, beauty and kindness have remained.

We decided to flip the script and shine our spotlight, while we can, on some of the kindness that we have witnessed from others because Kindness Isn’t Canceled.

One of the supreme hospitality groups in New York City, IGC Hospitality has shown kindness through these tough times. In the spirit of hospitality and their four core values, (human, hospitable, hungry, and humble) IGC launched “Family Meal”, a relief program for the NYC restaurant community.

The program provides free meals to the employees who work in the industry and their families. This initiative not only provides meals for restaurant workers and their loved ones, but allows some employees to keep working, which in turn allows them to keep earning a much-needed paycheck through these uncertain times.

This selfless effort by IGC is one that is deserving of accolades. Friends, families, employees, and employers alike have all pitched in to donate to the cause. It costs just $6 to donate a meal. So far an astonishing, $23,519 has been raised by over 150 donors in just a few short days. The ultimate goal currently stands at $40,000.

We are so proud to be able to share IGC Hospitality’s story, and we hope it touched your heart, as it has ours. If you feel inclined to donate, you can do so here. If you are unable to contribute financially, we encourage you to share the link.

Know somebody spreading incredible acts of kindness during these difficult times? E-mail us at: [email protected].

We look forward to continuing to keep bringing you more stories that remind us that Kindness Isn’t Canceled. Join us in our campaign, and buy yourself a t-shirt here. As always, we appreciate your support of  NYCountry Swag.

 

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Thank You for supporting Country Music in NYC & Beyond!

Subscribe to our Weekly Round-Up here 
for ticket giveaways, meet & greet contests, upcoming events,
and all things country music in the New York metro area and beyond!

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