Martina Moments: No. 38

In this week’s episode of Martina Moments, you’ll get a backstage look at the recent GAC benefit concert: Music City Keep On Playin’: A Benefit for Flood Relief. Martina McBride brought down the house with her version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” as well as worked the phone bank like a pro: Visit Martina’s official website [...] Read More

Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour Sets Sail

It’s been one crazy run-up to Brad Paisley’s H2O World Tour, which starts Friday in Virginia Beach. Brad developed an appropriate charitable component for the tour by teaming with Hope Through Healing Hands, an agency dedicated to solving clean-water issues. He put together a Water World Plaza that includes a dunk tank and a fishing simulator. And he built new staging. Mother Nature, however, got carried away with the water theme. Some of Brad’s set was ruined when Nashville was flooded earlier this month, and he lost many of his guitars, which were in storage. The Bridgestone Arena, where he had intended to rehearse, took in water, and he was forced to wait 10 days to prep for H2O with his band. In the aftermath of it all, Brad was one of the key performers when GAC presented Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief, and he and Kimberly Williams-Paisley chipped in $100,000 to help kick-start the fund-raising, which currently stands at $1.8 million. Read More

Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum Lead GAC’s Flood Relief Effort

The stars came out in a big way, as did a number of companies and the American people when GAC presented Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief. Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley were among the artists who delivered nearly 20 songs during Sunday’s three-hour live special from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The event raised more than $1.5 million on first airing, with more expected to come in during future telecasts. Music City Keep On Playin’ was the first national fundraiser organized to aid victims of a devastating flood that engulfed much of Nashville two weeks ago. In a scant 48 hours, the city took in over 13 inches of rain, more than the Middle Tennessee ground could absorb. The Cumberland River swelled over its banks, damaging some of the city’s landmarks, including the Grand Ole Opry House, LP Field, Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More

Sheryl Crow Added To GAC’s Flood Relief Benefit Concert

Sheryl Crow has just been added to the incredible list of performers for GAC’s Music City Keep on Playin’ – A Benefit for Flood Relief, a live concert and telethon to aid middle Tennesseans affected by the recent flood disaster. The concert and telethon will be aired live and commercial-free from Nashville’s [...] Read More

Music City Keep On Playin’ Benefit Adds Artists & Third Hour

Keith Urban, Martina McBride and Keb’ Mo’ have been added to the list of performers for Music City Keep on Playin’ – A Benefit for Flood Relief, the first national live concert and telethon to aid middle Tennesseans affected by the recent flood disaster. The concert and telethon will be aired live and commercial-free from [...] Read More