The benefit will air commercial free on Great American Country (GAC) from the historic Ryman Auditorium on May 16 from 8-10 p.m. Money raised will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
More acts will be added.
A month later, Nashville native Ke$ha will hold a benefit concert at the Limelight in Nashville with proceeds going to human and animal relief efforts. Tickets are $30 or pay $100 and get to meet Ke$ha.
Vince Gill, who serves as a one-man goodwill ambassador for Nashville, hosted a telethon on local TV station WSMV that raised more than $1 million, aided greatly by $500,000 donated by Taylor Swift.