Kenny Chesney's Nashville Home Is Flooded
Chesney and country stars assess harsh rain and river damage.
This week the city of Nashville has seen devastating amounts of rain, and the Cumberland River receded and spilled over on Tuesday. Country stars like Kenny Chesney and Brad Paisley are suffering personal losses, as sources cite billions of dollars worth of damage.
We all know that Nashville is the cradle of country music, and just about every country singer makes their home there. Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Vince Gill are among celeb Nashville dwellers, and the country music world has been severely affected by the floods in their city.
Kenny Chesney talked with Anderson Cooper on CNN Wednesday night, noting his sympathy for Nashville residents who are worse off than he is. Chesney said:
"I was curious but wasn't able to go there until today because the road leading to my house was under 5 feet of water ... We finally got through there to my property, I was on this John boat with a little motor and I couldn't believe it...because I have 40 acres on the river and I didn't know what to think, I was numb to it all...but you know, Anderson, I lost a lot but near as much as a lot of people. I've been effected by this tragedy but there's a lot of people in Nashville that are really hurting. The things I lost I can replace. But, there have been people that have lost their lives and their livelihood."
Even so, Chesney has reported losing him home gym and all of his childhood sports memorabilia, as waters rose past his first floor. With Kenny Chesney's Nashville home being so close to the Cumberland River, his publicist has reported that it's likely Chesney's multi-million dollar Nashville home will simply be condemned due to the water damage. (PopEater has more on Chesney's flooded home here.)
Brad Paisley has also reported damage, but it's not to his home: it's to tens of millions of dollars worth of tour equipment. Paisley had ironically titled this his H2O tour, and the New York Times reports that Paisley's guitars, amps and other equipment are swimming right now. A music goods storage facility owner named Ben Jumper says that dollar damages to the items stored in his facility easily add up to tens of millions.
Meanwhile country star Vince Gill is holding a charity for victims of the flood. The New York Times reports: "The telethon, to be shown on Nashville's WSMV-TV Channel 4 and called "Working 4 You: Flood Relief with Vince Gill & Friends," will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central time, and will be streamed live on WSMV.com."
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