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Leave it to Sandra Bullock to help raise the spirits of Nashville. Bullock, 45, surprised and delighted attendees of the sold-out Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery when she appeared on stage to strum guitar and draw some laughs.
After receiving a standing ovation, Bullock declared, "I'm going to bring the house down. And I'm going to do it Nashville style!", according to People. Sidling up to a microphone and stool on the stage, the actress then playfully told the audience, "If I could have some quiet, please" before stumbling through the first few chords of Deep Purple's classic "Smoke on the Water" on an acoustic guitar.
The Blind Side star quickly came to terms with her musical shortcomings and told the sold-out crowd of 15,000, "I can't play for crap!" She then introduced one of the event's cohosts, Faith Hill, who came out and joked, "Sign that girl right away."
The benefit concert raised more than $2 million toward relief efforts for flood-stricken Nashville (last month, Nashville Public Radio estimated that flood damage could cost the city upwards of $2 billion). Another Oscar winner participated in the fundraiser, as well: Nashville native Reese Witherspoon appeared onscreen in a video greeting, telling the crowd that in her hometown, "We get together and take care of each other."
Some of country music's biggest names performed during the concert, including Taylor Swift (who personally donated $500,000 in the wake of the disaster), Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, LeAnn Rimes, and Toby Keith, among others.
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