Dierks Bentley, Charles KelleyDierks Bentley says the devastation caused by the historic Nashville floods has brought the entire community closer together.

That point was driven home to the country star when he went to help Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum pump about two feet of water out of his home.

"I went over to his place, and he was talking to his neighbors. He just moved there, and I said, 'That's cool that you know your neighbors pretty well,'" Dierks tells The Boot. "He said, 'I never knew them before today.' Everyone comes out and [bonds] when something like the flood happens. It does have a way of bringing people a lot closer together, for sure."

Although Dierks' home did sustain some water damage, he said it is minor compared with the losses of so many others. He just feels bad that the dangerous traffic conditions brought on by the floods caused him to cancel some shows.

"I hate that for those fans in Knoxville and Charlottesville," says Dierks. "But for me and the crew, there's no way we could have left our houses and families behind. It's even hard leaving once we did, because you feel so connected to your city when something like that happens. You want to be there for the telethons and concerts."

Dierks will join Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Rodney Atkins and other musicians for GAC's 'Music City Keep on Playin' - A Benefit for Flood Relief' telethon on Sunday, May 16.

Also, check out Dierks' new video for 'Up On The Ridge' here.

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