WATCH: John Rich leads crowd in ‘God Bless America’ during hurricane relief fundraiser

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FILE – In this Nov. 2, 2009 file photo, John Rich of the musical group, Big & Rich, performs at a rally for 23rd Congressional District candidate, Doug Hoffman, in Watertown, N.Y. Mainstream country music has been quietly distancing itself from the Confederate flag for years, but as the debate reignites following a massacre at a black church in South Carolina on June 17, country artists still struggle to articulate their feelings about the flags history and symbolism. Rich told Fox News Sean Hannity that he agreed with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haleys call to remove the Confederate flag from the state capitol. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth, File) Heather Ainsworth/AP

WATCH: John Rich leads crowd in ‘God Bless America’ during hurricane relief fundraiser

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Country music star John Rich shared a video of concert attendees singing “God Bless America” during a fundraiser for Hurricane Ian victims.

The hurricane relief “Boots on the Sand” concert held in Florida raised more than $1 million.

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Rich called the event an “incredible night!”

Musician and songwriter Ira Dean, who owns a home in Florida, organized the Hertz Arena concert.

“I couldn’t believe the devastation,” Dean told WINK News of the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in September. “I just started calling friends. First person I called was Ted Nugent, and he was like, ‘What do you need? What time do you need me there? I’m there.’ Then I was like, ‘Well, that was easy.’ So I just started calling people.”

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Performers Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gavin DeGraw, RaeLynn, and Tracy Lawrence were among those to join Rich and Dean at the concert on Dec. 1.

Hurricane Ian was said to be the most damaging storm to hit Florida since Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

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