Date: September 2003

The country music community is banding together to build the $50 million Country Music Retirement Center for aging employees of the genre, regardless of their income.

The Opry Trust Fund in Nashville, Tenn., committed $250,000 in seed money for the project. Country singer Martina McBride received the initial donation of $50,000 during the "Grand Ole Opry Live" telecast on CMT July 23. McBride is a member of the center's board of directors and the Grand Ol...

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