"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. 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."
-Country sensation Taylor Swift, discussing her participation in Tuesday night's (June 22) Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery. Swift shared the stage with Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Sandra Bullock at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville to raise money for people devastated and displaced by the flooding that plagued the Tennessee city earlier this spring. The flood waters not only destroyed the homes of musicians but also delivered a great deal of damage to a handful of landmarks in Music City (including some damage to the legendary Grand Ole Opry).
Underwood felt the same way about the effort that her peers put forward to try to lend some support. "You hear everything from people losing possessions to entire houses being gone. I've heard of people living in tents in their backyard," the former "American Idol" winner and hitmaker 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."