Hall Show Raises $500,000

The Oct. 13 “We’re All for the Hall” benefit concert in Nashville raised more than $500,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville.

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The show at Nashville’s Sommet Center was headlined by Keith Urban and featured an all-star lineup of Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Vince Gill. “I can’t really believe it happened,” remarked Vince, who conceived the original idea for the annual benefit show. "This is a big, big payday, and times are tough. It makes so much sense to me for the artists, musicians and fans of country music to help out the place that documents and preserves our music and keeps all its great stories for our benefit and for discovery by future generations.”

Additional funds will be raised through corporate donations and an online auction of a Taylor Swift guitar which she donated after her performance. For more on the “We’re All for the Hall” benefit, including some exciting backstage photos, check out the Nov. 16 issue of Country Weekly, on newsstands Nov. 9.

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Other performers include Rodney Crowell, Patty Griffin and Jason Isbell.