Wynonna Judd knows what the people of Tennessee went through the night the tornadoes hit — because she took cover from them herself.

Her children Elijah and Grace hid in a storage area under the stairs when the storms swept through this month, and she hung on outside their cubbyhole as the winds shook the house, the country singer said.

"Our road looks like a war zone. It's pretty bad," said Judd, who headlined a benefit concert Friday for residents affected by the tornado.

The concert was held in Leiper's Fork and raised more than $17,000, said organizer Lynn Fox, who also performed with his group The Fox Brothers.