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President speaks with Paisley on floods

Sunday, May 9, 2010 – Brad Paisley spoke with President Obama Thursday about the Nashville floods. The President was "checking on his friends at the Grand Ole Opry," and expressing his concern for the city of Nashville, according to Paisley.

The singer disclosed the information while a special guest on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 Thursday night. During the conversation, President Obama assured Paisley that the federal agency FEMA was in place in Nashville and serving and Paisley reinforced this message to the people of Nashville during his Cooper interview. On May 4 President Obama declared a disaster for Tennessee so families whose homes have been damaged by floods may be able to receive direct aid to help in the rebuilding process.

Paisley told Cooper of the Grand Ole Opry, "it's a show - not a place, and the show goes on." He said he would participate in an upcoming GAC national telethon to aid Nashville flood victims, Music City Keep On Playin', which will air live on Sunday, May 16, 8-10 p.m. eastern on Great American Country television from the Ryman Auditorium.

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