Flooding in Nashville hits the country world

Somebody should write a country song about the woes of the music's hometown. Hit with what was considered a "300-year flood" when the Cumberland River burst its banks in May, Nashville is still recovering from what is considered to be one of the most expensive natural disasters in American history. The water flooded the Grand Ole Opry, causing a temporary closure. Perhaps even worse, the Cumberland flowed into Soundcheck, a storage facility where hundreds of musicians housed their prized possessions. Among others, pickers Keith Urban, Raul Malo, Brad Paisley and Vince Gill lost instruments. Related Lost in the Nashville flood: Musical instruments galore
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