Nashville Rising, the benefit concert held last month at Bridgestone Arena, raised more than $2.2 million in ticket sales, donations and sponsorships for flood recovery.
Country artists Tim McGraw and Faith Hill spearheaded the concert, with proceeds going to The Community Foundation’s Tennessee Emergency Response Fund.
Performers included Amy Grant, Billy Ray Cyrus, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Julie Roberts, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and ZZ Top. There was also a special appearance by actress Sandra Bullock.
“This was an incredibly special evening that demonstrated the courage, strength, resiliency, and determination of our community,” McGraw and Hill said in a co-written statement. “To see what can be accomplished when people come together with a shared sense of purpose and passion is incomprehensible.