Faith Hill, Tim McGraw-Led Flood Benefit Raises $2.2 Million

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 22: (Exclusive Coverage; Premium Rates Apply) (L-R) Musician Faith Hill, musician Tim McGraw and actress Sandra Bullock attend Nashville Rising, a benefit concert for flood relief at Bridgestone Arena on June 22, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Nashville Rising/Getty Images for Nashville Rising) *** Local Caption *** Faith Hill;Tim McGraw;Tim McGraw

The Nashville Rising benefit concert led by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw has raised over $2.2 million for flood victims in middle Tennessee.

The total came from sold-out ticket sales, donations and sponsorships. It will be distributed through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban Help Nashville Flood Relief

Last month's all-star concert included performances by Hill, McGraw, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Michael W. Smith, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith and ZZ Top.

Brad Paisley on Nashville Flood:

'I Saw Determination in the Wake of Tragedy'

Record rains the first two days of May caused over $2 billion in damage in Nashville alone. The water forced thousands from their homes, struck some of the city's biggest landmarks and destroyed the gear of scores of musicians.

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