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A-list celebrities came together last night (Sept. 12) to take part in the “Hand in Hand” benefit concert, a telethon aiming to raise money for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The hour-long televised event spanning across three cities – Nashville, New York City, and Los Angeles – has raised over $44 million for the families devastated by the natural disaster.
Country and pop came together during the event when Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Demi Lovato, and Cece Winans took the stage of the Grand Ole Opry for an inspiring rendition of Beatles‘ hit “With a Little Help from My Friends.” Performing the song as a quartet, the singers delivered an emotional cover of the ’60s psychedelic pop song, Paisley shredding on his Fender for an epic guitar solo.
“Seven years ago this legendary Grand Ole Opry stage we’re standing on tonight was under water after historic flooding here in Nashville,” said McGraw.
“Since then this city has risen in remarkable ways, so tonight we are honored to stand hand in hand with our friends all over America to help others in Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and wherever help is needed to rise up again,” said Hill.
“As Americans, let’s all keep this circle unbroken,” added McGraw.
If you’d like to donate to the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund, click here.
You can watch Paisley, Rucker, and Lovato’s performance below.