The former West Virginia resident launched a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe.com in June (16) to help those who were affected by rain storms in the state, which destroyed homes and killed at least 23 people.

He personally donated $100,000 (£77,000) to the fund, which would be distributed through The Brad Paisley Foundation based in the state, and on Saturday (06Aug16) it was announced he had made an initial donation of $250,000 (£192,000) to help a home rebuilding project, which is projected to cost $20 million (£15.3 million).

The Homes for West Virginia scheme, created by local stakeholders and the St Bernard Project, a disaster recovery charity set up after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will make 42 new homes and a community park for residents who lost their homes in the floods.

Paisley wasn't the only celebrity who helped out following the disaster - Jennifer Garner, who grew up in Charleston, promoted the organisation Save the Children, who were giving aid in the region, while country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, who isn't from the area, took part in a fundraising telethon.