09:46 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 05/07/2010 12:55PM
Taylor Swift reached deep into her pockets to help raise money for Nashville flood victims.
The country star, 20, donated $500,000 to flood relief, calling into a star-studded telethon Thursday on a local NBC affiliate station that raised more than $1.7 million.
"It was the craziest thing that I’ve ever seen,” Swift said on the telethon. "I was at my house in Hendersonville, we were staring out the window, thinking it didn't seem like rain. It just seemed like something in a movie. It was really emotional for me because those are the streets I learned to drive on. People's houses are just ruined. It was so heartbreaking to see that in my town, the place that I call home, and the place that I feel most safe. I just send my love to my friends and neighbors who got hit harder than I did."
Swift wasn't the only star to lend their support (and voice) to the event. Vince Gill hosted the telethon, and Keith Urban, Alison Krauss and Darius Rucker performed, worked the phones and pitched in their own donations, too.
Originally posted 05/19/2009 09:45AM
Amy Grant and Vince Gill are on a mission to help wounded warriors.
The country couple will be hosting a concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on June 8 to help launch Challenge America, a national initiative to support and connect existing programs for disabled veterans.
"It's going to be a very relaxed, comfortable evening," Grant, who will be joined onstage by her husband as well as singers including Melinda Doolittle, Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, and Alison Krauss, tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 02/11/2008 07:45AM
The collective "Oh, snap!" you heard Sunday night at the Grammy Awards was Kanye West getting ribbed by none other than ... country nice guy Vince Gill???
Onstage to accept an award from Beatle Ringo Starr, Gill, who was an album of the year nominee along with West, joked, "I just got an award given to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye?"
Gill told reporters backstage that it was all in good fun – and that he doesn't think he's started a new rivalry.
"No, he was laughing," Gill said. "I'm a smartass. You know, I can't help it. He seemed to think that he and Amy [Winehouse] were the only ones worthy of the album of the year tonight. And I was just having some fun. He laughed, so it was all in good spirit."
Click here for a list of the night's big winners.
Originally posted 04/14/2003 12:00PM
Those political hot potatoes, the Dixie Chicks, remain just that -- hot potatoes. (No inference to french fries intended.)
Originally posted 11/13/2002 11:00AM
Vince Gill is getting a special gift for Thanksgiving: a duet with Barbra Streisand.
Originally posted 06/17/2002 01:00AM
Natalie Maines, Martie Seidel and Emily Robison patch things up with their record label; after a two-year hiatus, Grammy-winning Gill records again.
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