Paisley receives personal call from Obama

Brad Paisley was a special guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night to reflect on the recent catastrophic flooding in Nashville.  During his interview, Paisley acknowledged that he had received a call from President Barack Obama earlier in the day.  The president was “checking on his friends at the Grand Ole Opry,” and expressing his concern for the city of Nashville.  During the conversation, the president assured Paisley that FEMA was in place in Nashville and serving, and Paisley was able to reinforce this message to the people of Nashville during his Cooper interview. On May 4, 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.  To do so, they need to register by phoning (800) 621-FEMA, or by visiting

During the Cooper interview, Paisley also gave an update on the Grand Ole Opry, “it’s a show – not a place, and the show goes on,” as well as confirmed his participation in an upcomingGreat American Country national telethon to aid Nashville flood victims, Music City Keep On Playin’, which will air live on Sunday, May 16, from 8 10 p.m. Eastern, on GAC television from the Ryman Auditorium.

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