Adele, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars Item for Relief

06/10/2011
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(Sacksco) The Civil Wars have launched "Auction for Alabama" on eBay to raise funds for release efforts for the recent tornado devastation in Northern Alabama.

The special online auction is live now and will last through Saturday, June 18 at 10 PM ET. The auction features limited edition items donated by The Civil Wars and numerous other world-renowned musicians. Already confirmed contributions include items from A Fine Frenzy, Adele, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Bon Iver, Brad Paisley, Brandi Carlile, Bright Eyes, Carrie Underwood, Christina Perri, Crystal Bowersox, Drive By Truckers, Emmylou Harris, Flo Rida, George Strait, Hank Williams Sr., Ingrid Michaelson, James Vincent McMorrow, Jason Aldean, Jason Isbell, Jason Mraz, John Legend, Josh Ritter, Justin Townes Earle, Kelly Clarkson, Kobe Bryant, Lady Antebellum, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Lupe Fiasco, Martina McBride, Mat Kearney, Miranda Lambert, Mumford & Sons, Nickelback, Phoenix, Rascal Flatts, Rosanne Cash, Sade, Secondhand Serenade, Snoop Dogg, St. Vincent, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, The Secret Sisters, The Temper Trap, Train, Two Door Cinema Club, Tyrese Gibson, VH1, Whitney Houston, Wilco, Wiz Khalifa and Zac Brown.

In addition to the auction, the band has already raised over $20,000 through a special benefit concert that took place at the historic Shoals Theater in Muscle Shoals, AL on May 25. In addition to The Civil Wars, the concert featured special guest appearances by Dylan LeBlanc and Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil. 100% of the proceeds were donated directly toward tornado victims.

John Paul White (one half of The Civil Wars) was inspired to action after witnessing the devastation first hand in his home of Florence, Alabama. White states, "The devastation around here can't be summed up very easily; not in words, pictures, or video. It's everywhere we look—the lines at the gas pumps, the lines at the hotels, the desperation for generators, water, non-perishable food. I, just like everyone else here, have close friends and family that have lost everything."

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