Country Stars Host Benefit Concert for NashvilleMay 10, 2010 @ 10:20 am
After record-breaking rains left Nashville with over 1 billion dollars’ worth of damage (the musical landmark Grand Ole Opry and many country music stars’ homes were affected), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are organizing a charitable concert to benefit Nashville flood relief. “The damage that we’ve seen to people’s homes and the effect the flooding has had on their lives in unimaginable,” McGraw said in a statement. The all-star lineup already includes Taylor Swift (who donated $500,000 to relief efforts), Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and LeAnn Rimes. “Nashville is my home, and the reason I get to do what I love,” Swift told the AP. “I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis.” “Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery” will be held in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 22nd, and tickets go on sale May 14th at NashvilleRising.org. If you want to help, you can donate to the Music Cares Fund (benefiting musicians and artists) or the American Red Cross.