Ke$ha, Taylor Swift Announce Support for Nashville Flood Victims
Ke$ha and Taylor Swift are among the stars showing their support for flood victims in Nashville.
Ke$ha, the "Tik Tok" singer whose hometown is Nashville, will host a benefit concert in June, according to E! Online.
"One hundred percent of the profits from ticket sales will go to help the victims of these devastating floods," Ke$ha told E! in a statement. "Nashville helped shape me as an artist and as a person and my love for this city is beyond words. I will continue to do anything I can to help rebuild this city and support the families and animals who have been affected by this tragedy."
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Ke$sha's concert is scheduled for June 16 at Limelight in Nashville.
Country megastar Taylor Swift announced Thursday night that she will donate $500,000 toward flood relief. Vince Gill broke the news during a telethon he hosted on Nashville's local NBC affiliate. The telethon also featured country stars Naomi Judd and Alison Krauss.
"Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly," Swift told The Associated Press. "Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis."
Country music cable network GAC will air its own telethon on May 16 featuring Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, and other stars live from Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.
Cleanup and repairs are expected to cost more than $1 billion, and 21 counties in the state have been declared federal disaster areas, according to The Tennessean. The flood has also claimed 20 lives in Tennessee.
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