Bright & Early: Friends In Need Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Today in CMA news (which is the only kind of news there is), Mayor Dean hopped on the stage at last night’s concert at LP Field and thanked everyone for coming to Nashville despite our mess and helping us get back on our feet. Almost as heartwarming as the Mayor’s speech was the outpouring of donations from both CMT and Smithfield Foods, Inc., who gave $40,000 and 150,000 servings of ham respectively to the Second Harvest Food Bank. On the not-so-happy front, 40 CMAers have been treated for heat emergencies; if you’re going to be out and about this week, remember to take (and chug) plenty of water!

Photo by Jon Erickson.