updated 05/04/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/04/2011 AT 2:10 PM ET
Brad Paisley has always had a soft spot for Alabama – both the band and the state – and now he’s coming to the aid of people in the south who have had their lives turned upside down by the devastating tornados there.
Paisley, 38, has decided to donate all artist royalties of digital singles sales in the U.S. from his current hit song, “Old Alabama,” to tornado relief via the American Red Cross.
When the country star wrote the record, he had no idea how timely it would be. In fact, he meant it as a tribute to the iconic superstar country-rock band Alabama.