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- Posted on May 11th 2010 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"It was heartbreaking to see my city in such bad shape," KoL drummer Nathan Followill told the Guardian of the estimated $1.5 billion in damage caused when the Cumberland River overflowed. "Nashvillians are strong so I definitely think we will recover stronger than ever." While the Kings haven't yet decided what they will do to benefit Music City, Followill encouraged tourists to continue to support the popular destination.
Meanwhile, White Stripes and Dead Weather main man Jack White, whose Third Man label is based in Nashville told the Associated Press that his entire staff intends to be involved in restoration efforts. "It's just one of those things when you're in any kind of community, if an asteroid falls, you all get together and clean it up. It doesn't matter what it is," he said. White will also reportedly donate money to the flood relief.
Country music stars were first to react, with performers like Keith Urban and Vince Gill holding a telethon last week, which collected $1.7 million. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift made a personal donation of $500,000 and pop singer Ke$ha, who was born in Nashville, donated 1,000 pounds of pet food to an area animal shelter and has confirmed plans for a benefit gig on June 16.