The singer revealed it was after watching the frightening footage of tornadoes wreaking damage to seven southern states that she felt compelled to help the sufferers. "I got the idea to open up the last dress rehearsal of the tour to the public and have the tickets benefit the tornado victims because the day that all this was happening, we were all at rehearsal, and so many of the people on my crew have relatives in Alabama who were sending them videos of a cyclone in their local park or down the street from them," Taylor explains. "So we turned on the TV, and we were watching coverage and it was just -- it hit so close to home for us, including the tornado warnings in Nashville."
The nation songstress added that the benefit "seemed like something which was absolutely needed."
Many tornadoes raged through states in the south, consisting of the Alabama, hardest hit, killing 329 people and literally destroying several colleges, businesses, and homes. If fans cannot purchase a ticket or two to the show, which also includes a commemorative shirt, they can go to Taylor's official website to make a donation through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. All earnings from donations and ticket sales will go straight to help tornado victims.
Adhering to the special show, the 21-year-old superstar goes to Los Angeles to show up at the Billboard Music Awards where she's nominated in seven categories.