Taylor Swift Gives $500K for Nashville Flood Relief

Taylor Swift shot to country-music stardom at a young age. But she's remembering the fans today who are struggling in the aftermath of deadly flooding in Nashville. The Grammy-winning songstress is donating $500,000 -- that's right, half a million -- to flood relief efforts.

"Being at home during the storm, I honestly could not believe what was happening to the city and the people I love so dearly," she told the Associated Press. "Nashville is my home, and the reason why I get to do what I love. I have always been proud to be a Nashvillian, but especially now, seeing the love that runs through this city when there are people in crisis." 

Swift wasn't the only star reaching out to help the devastated region, where damage from the flood is estimated to cost Tennessee upwards of $1 billion. The Red Cross announced that country superstar Reba McEntire donated $100,000 to help.

Still other musicians with ties to Nashville have done their part to promote fundraising, including Lady Antebellum, who posted this video dedicated to flood victims.

While Ke$ha may be the furthest thing from the country music genre, the pop star's roots in Nashville have made her an advocate for helping. MTV reports that the "Tik Tok" singer will be staging a benefit concert June 16 to raise relief funds. Tickets will range from $30-100.

"I'm thrilled to announce that I will be playing a show to help benefit Nashville, my hometown," she said in a press release. "100% of the profits from ticket sales will go to help the victims of these devastating floods. Nashville helped shape me as an artist and as a person, and my love for this city is beyond words. I will continue to do anything I can to help rebuild this city and support the families and animals who have been affected by this tragedy."

If you can't make Ke$ha's benefit concert, you can still give to the American Red Cross by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

PLUS: Kenny Chesney's home ravaged by flooding

Have you donated to Nashville relief efforts? Chime in below!

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