NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Grand Ole Opry in Nashville is working 9 to 5 to help musicians and music industry professionals in need right now, so its partnering with Sevierville's favorite daughter to raise money to help them.
Dolly Parton and the Opry Trust Fund are auctioning a one-of-a-kind handcrafted Oscar Schmidt acoustic guitar signed by Dolly herself that celebrates her hit song "9 to 5" and the Opry's 95th anniversary.
The auction is live right now on Charitybuzz and will run until February 19 at 3 p.m. The guitar, valued at $2,500, has received 24 bids as of Wednesday morning and is up to $4,850.
The Opry Trust Fund was started in 1965 to help country musicians needing financial assistance during emergencies. Since its inception, it has distributed more than $2 million to musicians and industry professionals to help with things like medical bills, living expenses, rent and utilities.