On Tuesday night, Taylor Swift joined forces with Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and even Sandra Bullock for the charity show Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery , at the Bridgestone Arena. The artists teamed up in an effort to raise money to help the Nashville area, which was devastated by floods earlier this spring.
Taylor Swift explained that as soon as she heard there was a way she could help Nashville , she jumped at it.
“Thankfully, the people that are close to me that lost their houses have found different places to live, and I’ve really seen them help each other,” she said. “It’s been really inspiring. As soon as I even heard that they’re putting something together, I just volunteered and I said I want to do this and I want to help out. It’s really wonderful that Tim and Faith stepped to action so quickly. I’m just really happy to be a part of it.”
Carrie Underwood said she was happy to help the city that has shown her music career so much support. “You hear everything from people losing possessions to entire houses being gone. I’ve heard of people living in tents in their backyard,” she said. “You just hear the worst of the worst and hope that in some way there’s something you can do about it. It is for a good cause so I feel like everyone [was happy to be] giving. You look out there and everybody’s at their best.”
Billy Ray Cyrus, with his superstar daughter Miley by his side, may have summed it up best. “You know it’s always great to come home. I’m sorry it’s under these circumstances, [but] to feel the energy from the crowd, the band — everybody’s coming together with a common cause,” he said of the evening. “It seemed to be quite a homecoming and for a good reason. I think that Nashville is going to survive this with their heads held high.”
See the Nashville Rising website to learn more about what you can do to help with flood relief.