Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Host Flood-Relief Concert
Country music power couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, are lending their star power to a very worthwhile cause. Responding to the deadly flood in Nashville, Tenn., which resulted in thousands of lost homes and more than $1.5 billion in damage, the husband and wife are teaming up for 'Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,' set for Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on June 22.
"The damage that we've seen to people's homes and the effect that the flooding has had on their lives is unimaginable," Tim and Faith said in a joint statement. "But we've seen the spirit of our community first hand, as volunteers, church groups and our local business leaders rally to help. We all need to continue to support those in need in anyway that we can, and for that reason we could not be more appreciative to all of the artists, the companies and the people behind the scenes who collectively, will make June 22 a truly special night."
Artists already scheduled to appear alongside Tim and Faith include Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Amy Grant, Lyrnrd Skynyrd, as well as a performance by retiring duo Brooks & Dunn.
Country artists have been extremely giving as Music City recovers and rebuilds. Vince Gill hosted a telethon that raised more than $1.7 million, including a $500,000 donation by Taylor Swift, while Reba McEntire donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross. Darius Rucker is headlining the annual GRAMMY block party on May 11, with the proceeds going to MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief. And pop star Ke$ha announced a special concert on June 16, with all proceeds going to relief efforts.
The Nashville Rising concert will benefit the Community Foundation, which is committed to providing long-term help to flood victims. Tickets, available through Ticketmaster, will go on sale on May 14 at 10:00 AM CST.