Grand Ole Opry, Opryland Hotel Flooded (Pictures)
Grand Ole Opry House, Opryland Hotel Flooding Pictures Show Extent of Damage
As Nashville was deluged by floodwater, the Grand Ole Opry was flooded, as was the Opryland Hotel. The Grand Ole Opry is a major focal point in the country music scene. The rain has stopped, but the Grand Ole Opry is closed, with this week's Grand Ole Opry shows moved to other venues.
The Grand Ole Opry is a weekly country music concert that's broadcast over the radio on WSM-AM.
Pictures of the flooding at the Grand Ole Opry and Opryland Hotel:
CBS News footage: Grand Ole Opry Flood Pictures
Although the extent of the damage to the Grand Ole Opry House has not been revealed, it was sufficient enough to move the Tuesday Night Opry to the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. This weekend's Opry performances will move to the Ryman Auditorium, and Thursday's Opry Country Classics show will remain at the Ryman as previously scheduled. The War Memorial Auditorium and the Ryman are former homes of the Opry.