Greater Good Music was founded in 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic by Sheila Jones who works as the organization’s Executive Director.
Prior to that, Sheila began her career in the music and nonprofit worlds in 2014 when she created a charity initiative called Team Music Is Love with country music legend Martina McBride.
Team Music Is Love started a cancer research grant at Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville. The initiative also funded a music education program for orphaned girls in Central America and gave away over 400,000 meals to food insecure people on tour in the United States.
When the Covid 19 pandemic happened in 2020, and the music industry shut down, Sheila used the time to create a new project called Music Feeds Nashville where she partnered with several artists to give free groceries to out of work people in the music industry.
From that idea, Greater Good Music was born as a new nonprofit where Sheila works with artists and bands from every genre who want to use their tour stops to help the world.
Greater Good Music has collaborated with stars such as Lauren Daigle, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Stevie Nicks, 38 Special, Foreigner and more to feed people in need and give disaster assistance to communities.
In 2022, Greater Good Music partnered with Morgan Wallen on his wildly successful Dangerous Tour to give food to over 500,000 families in need in 20 states.
When Hurricane Ian struck Florida in the fall of 2022, Greater Good Music raised $120,000 and sent fifteen truckloads of emergency relief food and supplies to storm devastated communities.