Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift To Perform at Nashville Flood Benefit
Country music's biggest stars are gathering together to raise money for the damages left in the wake of the devastating fatal floods that terrorized the city Nashville two weeks ago. Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift have been confirmed on the list of performers for the Nashville Rising: A Benefit for Flood Recovery concert on June 22 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.
Country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are spearheading the event at the arena, which was covered in water during the recent flooding, USA Today reports.
The roster of A-list country crooners includes:
• Jason Aldean
• Brooks & Dunn
• Luke Bryan
• Miley Cyrus
• Amy Grant
• Miranda Lambert
• Lynyrd Skynyrd
• Martina McBride
• LeAnn Rimes
• Michael W. Smith
• Taylor Swift
The fatal floods inundated some of the city's most cherished country music landmarks such as The Grand Ole Opry House, the most famous country-music venue in the world.
The floods also damaged equipment of country artists across Music City.
"I think all my road guitar gear, amps, effects, are under 3 ft of river," Brad Paisley Tweeted after he realized the magnitude of the flood.
Brad is also headlining a benefit — "Music City Keep on Playin' " telethon, set to air May 16th and will be joined by Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Rodney Atkins for the benefit.
Tickets are on sale today!