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3 years 3 months ago

Stars urge support in CMT disaster benefit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Celebrities and music stars are urging people across the country to donate to Southern disaster relief through the CMT benefit concert, "Music Builds." Hank Williams Jr. kicked off the concert in Nashville with a rendition of "I Saw the Light" with the Blind Boys of...

4 years 2 weeks ago

3 kids buy plane tickets, fly alone

Three Florida children bought tickets with baby-sitting money and flew to Nashville, Tennessee, on Southwest Airlines - unbeknownst to their parents. Bridget Brown, 15, had $700 saved and asked a 13-year-old friend where he wanted to go. The friend, Bobby Nolan III, suggested Nashville. Together with Brown's 11-year-old brother,...

4 years 3 months ago

Grand Ole Opry employees lose jobs

Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other properties in May. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed said the company informed 1,743 workers on Wednesday...

4 years 3 months ago

Nashville residents return home to devastation

It's getting easier to get around Nashville and to clean up after a devastating flood. City crews are starting to haul away residents' ruined possessions today. And some roads, closed by high water, have reopened. The rain-swollen Cumberland River continues to recede but Nashville's downtown remains without power...

4 years 4 months ago

Nashville braces for more flooding

Officials in Nashville braced for more deaths Monday as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The flash floods caught...

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