By Tim Saunders on
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw announced on Monday that they are planning a massive benefit concert to be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville next month.
“On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Music City community will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month,” said the pair. “The damage that we’ve seen to people’s homes and the effect that the flooding has had on their lives is unimaginable. But we’ve seen the spirit of our community first hand, as volunteers, church groups and our local business leaders rally to help.”
Confirmed to perform at the gig are Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Tickets are to go on sale May 14 and cost between $25 and $75.
Also performing at the concert will be Taylor Swift, who has donated $500,000 to relief efforts.
“It was the craziest thing that I’ve ever seen,” she said. “I was at my house in Hendersonville; we were staring out the window, thinking it didn’t seem like rain. It just seemed like something in a movie. It was really emotional for me because those are the streets I learned to drive on. People’s houses are just ruined. It was so heartbreaking to see that in my town, the place that I call home, and the place that I feel most safe. I just send my love to my friends and neighbors who got hit harder than I did.”
Twenty-three people have died in the recent floods, with over 17,000 requiring help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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