Country Stars Deal With Nashville Flooding


After the devastation Nashville faced due to the destructive flooding this past weekend, Country stars have been speaking out about how it has affected them.
Dierks Bentley cancelled shows in Knoxville and Charlottesville, Va., for his anticipated Up On The Ridge Tour. Traveling through the Nashville area has become hazardous, with major roads shut down, as well as two interstates. Some of Bentley’s band members and their relatives face severe property damage, which lead to Bentley to cancel his Sunday and Monday concerts.

“For the safety of my band, crew and their families back here in Nashville, we are parking the buses and not going to try and attempt the trip east to Knoxville and Charlottesville,” he said. “As much as we’d love to be playing…it feels like the right thing to do. I hope to reschedule both dates soon.”
Thirteen inches of rain accumulated in the city in the period of just two days. Bentley posted a photo on his Twitter page (shown) showing his battle with a flooded basement.
Naomi Judd also has been having a rough time after the flooding. She told WKRN-TV that the fence on her property was broken and her buffalo were roaming free in Franklin.
Many other Country stars have taken to their Twitter accounts to post about how the floods have affected them:
  • Fast Ryde’s James Harrison: “Yall pray for @fastryde_Jody. His favorite-est store in the WORLD, McKay’s Used Books & CDs, is underwater. That store was his LIFE!”
  • Bomshel: “Oh god. Broadway is about to get flooded. Everybody start praying. Guys, those buildings downtown are just too old to handle that.”
  • Kellie Pickler: “Just rode past Eric’s school & there are kids in inner tubes floating down the street and in the school yard. Bet schools closed [Monday].”
  • Laura Bell Bundy: “Crap! Crap! Crap! Water is leaking thru my walls… puddles on my floor… All be electrical outlets. Arrrr!”
  • John Rich: “7ft deep in Granny Rich’s basement! FireDept is picking her up in a boat! NOAH.”
  • John Rich again: “Granny is rescued from the flood!”
  • Michelle Branch: “Luckily, the only thing I may have lost is my car but many others have lost much more. Donate to the Red Cross to help”
  • Kenny Chesney: “TN is a mess with floods. If you’re fortunate enough to help out, hit up the mid-TN Red Cross: Stay safe, everyone.”
  • David Nail, stranded in Las Vegas: “And yet my home in Nashville is under water? Bad week for the Nail’s! I miss my wife! Can Chesney send a plane for me?”
  • Terri Clark: “I am fighting the urge to get in a boat and go rescue people, its so sad. My basement is flooded- no more home theater.”