Keith Urban helps raise flood cash
Published 17/05/2010 | 16:06
Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Sheryl Crowe joined other country music stars in performing and answering phones to help raise more than 1.5 million dollars for flood relief for Tennessee.
Keith chose to do an acoustic version of The Beatles' song Help, while his wife Nicole Kidman watched from the side of the stage.
Before performing a second song, Better Life, Keith recounted his personal flooding experience: "We certainly weren't spared. Our place out in Franklin, we had quite a bit of damage out there. And other than a lot of my musical equipment - which floated down the river toward Smyrna, I think is where it was seen last - it's just been a very moving experience for me."
Brad, who kicked off the telethon with an energised version of his song Welcome To The Future, said: "If there is a silver lining, it's that the world is getting to see Nashville at its best through this tragedy."
When he finished his performance, he looked into the audience where his wife, actress Kimberly Williams Paisley, was standing as the show's co-host, and said: "My wife's up there. I think it's time to start things off with a donation. We're going to donate 100,000 dollars, get it going."
Sheryl Crow took the stage to perform a new song, calling herself a newcomer in Nashville since moving here five years ago.
"I've lived a lot of different places, but I've never felt home until I lived here," she said.