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Paisley, Urban lose gear in flood

Thursday, May 6, 2010 – A storage facility for musicians was flooded out due to the Nashville floods causing artists such as Brad Paisley and Keith Urban to lose their gear.

The Soundcheck facility, a 160,000-square-foot building, is a warehouse style storage facility with gear used for touring.

An AP report said that Paisley's props and staging were flooded, while most of his guitars, amps and equipment were destroyed. The first stop on his tour is in two weeks in Virginia Beach, Va.

ON his Twitter page Paisley posted, "Just know, that as you watch us perform on the H20 tour, our entire stage & set has literally been under water. Now that's cred right there."

Paisley is scrambling to get new equipment.

Urban lost his gear, but downplayed the loss in interviews. He told CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, "I wish we could talk to each other under better circumstances. I am actually in the studio recording. We were supposed to start yesterday, but we could not get all the trucks in to get all my equipment out of this big storage facility."

"We thought we would leave it a day and hoped the waters would subside, but instead they continued to go up and up."

"At this stage it is possible that I have lost all my equipment, all my road equipment, and all of my guitars and amps, everything. We have to wait and see to what extent the waters came up... but we know it is not good."

Urban said he and his wife Nicole Kidman were fortunate to have survived the disaster. "This pales in comparison, people have lost everything...We are certainly financially helping, my wife and I are."

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