Country stars sing for bushfire victims

Kasey Chambers. Photo Getty
Kasey Chambers. Photo Getty
Some of Australian country music's biggest names have shared the stage at the Tamworth Country Music Festival to raise money for victims of recent bush fires.

Country music legends Lee Kernaghan, Kasey Chambers, Shane Nicholson, Catherine Britt and You Am I's Tim Rogers were among the artists who came together for the benefit concert for the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.

Country Relief, which was held on Thursday at the festival, also included performances by Troy Cassar-Daley, Beccy Cole and The Wolfe Brothers.

"We're so happy to be a part of something like this," Chambers told the crowd at the gig.

"It's amazing, the country music industry and how giving they are of their time."

The two-hour gig attracted hundreds of country music fans with all proceeds from ticket sales going to the Red Cross.

Earlier this month bushfires ripped through homes in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania.

More than 100 families have been displaced in Tasmania after their homes burnt down.

Fire crews are still working to contain fires in some areas of the country.

The concert was thrown together just weeks ago when The Wolfe Brothers, who hail from Hobart, gave up their timeslot at the festival and invited fellow artists to play to raise money.

"We had as many stars of country that we could fit into the timeslot," concert organiser Steve White says.

"It's really not about the money, we could never raise enough money to fix the problem.

"But it's all about everybody coming together, solidarity and saying we're here for you."

Organisers of the Country Relief concert say they will raise tens of thousands of dollars for the Red Cross.