Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler, Bo Bice Help Raise 1M for Bama Rising

attends Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert For Alabama Tornado Recovery at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex on June 14,  2011 in Birmingham,  Alabama.

Bama Rising, a concert that took place in front of about 13, 000 people at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham Tuesday night, is expected to raise more than $1 million according to organizers.

Taylor Hicks, Bo Bice and Kellie Pickler joined a slew of artists who performed in front of concert goers who paid between $25 to $1000–all to benefit survivors of the terrible April 27th tornadoes.

Alabama, Brad Paisley, The Commodores, Martina McBride, Montgomery Gentry, Sara Evans, Sheryl Crow , Dierks Bentley, and The Blind Boys of Alabama were some of the other performers. Bo Bice sang “Sweet Home Alabama” and debuted a new song, “Crimson Red, White & Blue.” Taylor Hicks performed “Nineteen”, his ode to US servicemen and women.

See photos from the concert below

VIA AL.com

Kellie premiered a new song at the concert called, “Stop Cheatin’ On Me (Or I’ll Start Cheatin’ On You)”

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