Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Grand Ole Opry: Flooded

One of America's musical treasures is under water today as Nashville was hit with extreme weather conditions on the weekend. The Grand Ole Opry House – the Nashville concert venue seen by many country performers and fans as the spiritual home of country music – is currently underwater after the River Cumberland breached its banks.

"The flood damage is part of a storm front that has brought chaos to many areas of the American South. Twenty-seven people were killed at the weekend as wind and rain wreaked havoc across three states – Kentucky and Mississippi as well as Tennessee. Seventeen of the victims died in Tennessee, swept away by flash floods," says the Daily Mail Online.

The Opry house at one time was under ten feet of water. Damages are being assessed and it is not known yet what country music artifacts have been damaged.

Many country music figures are shocked at the news and are asking if there is anything they can do to help. "As a country singer, there is only one place you dream of playing in your lifetime, and that is the Grand Ole Opry House," says performer Blake Shelton.

I guess we'll have to wait and see if everything was damaged.