Country Stars Raise $100,000 For Charity
KEITH URBAN and BRAD PAISLEY have helped raise more than $100,000 (£66,000) in a bid to eliminate domestic violence in Nashville, Tennessee.
The country music stars offered up personal 'meet and greets' as part of a celebrity auction to benefit the city's YWCA organisation, which helps women leave abusive households.
Urban's prize raised $3,800 (£2,533), while Paisley's offering, along with one of his personal guitars, gained a top bid of $6,000 (£4,000).
Other lots at Sunday's (13Jun10) event, hosted by singer Martina MCBride, included signed lyrics, which sold for $22,000 (£14,660), and $4,600 (£3,060) for an autographed and framed Grand Ole Opry poster.
The evening raised a total of $102,289 (£68,193).