Country star asks fans to give to Red Cross

County Music singer Trace Adkins has been receiving an outpouring of support since fire destroyed his suburban Nashville home, but he is asking fans and friends to think of tornado victims instead.

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- County Music singer Trace Adkins has been receiving an outpouring of support since fire destroyed his suburban Nashville home, but he is asking fans and friends to think of tornado victims instead.

On Tuesday Adkins asked well-wishers to turn their generosity toward victims of the recent floods and tornadoes that have devastated much of the South.

He is asking that donations offered to him instead be extended to the American Red Cross via CMT One Country.

Adkins was headed to Alaska to perform when his Brentwood, Tenn., home caught fire Saturday. His children and their nanny escaped safely from the blaze.

"I have been blessed," Adkins said in a statement. "My kids are OK, my wife is OK. I have my guitar and my songs. Everything else can be replaced."

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Bill Location: Knoxville on Jun 8, 2011 at 04:55 PM
    Awesome is all you can say. That is class. God bless his family for being safe after the ordeal. Wish he was in the majority of stars. Good for him.
  • by JB Location: Clinton on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    He knows that he has the insurance and money to rebuild, while alot of tornado victoms dont. He is trying to help them. Great idea :)

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