Country music stars raise more than $1.8 million for Tennessee flood relief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some of country music’s biggest stars performed and answered phones at a May 16 telethon at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for flood relief for Tennessee. The effort has raised more than $1.8 million so far.

Brad Paisley and Keith Urban and the group Lady Antebellum were among those performing during the telethon. Sheryl Crow, Dierks Bentley, Martina McBride and Kellie Pickler also were featured. All money will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

At least 2,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in Nashville by the deadly flooding that struck May 1-2. Damages have been estimated at $1.5 billion and climbing.
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