After being hit by devastating floods, Nashville's music stars came together yesterday to raise money for the victims effected by the storm that recently hit the region. The "Music City Keep On Playin' — A Benefit for Flood Relief," co-hosted by Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, raised $1.7 million for victims.

Lady Antebellum, Kellie Pickler, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow, and Dierks Bentley were among the many musicians who played at the sold-out Ryman Auditorium, and even more, including Brad and Keith, answered phones at a call center across the street.

"If there is a silver lining, it's that the world is getting to see Nashville at its best through this tragedy," Brad said from the stage last night.

In addition to last night's telethon, Ke$ha will put on a benefit show on June 16, while Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, and Carrie Underwood will be participating in a benefit concert called "Nashville Rising" on June 22.

Did you watch last night's telethon? What did you think of the performances?

Photo: Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville

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