“Road to Recovery” to feature country star Julie Roberts


Nashville, Tenn. — (August 23, 2010) — In an effort to bring attention to the gradual resurgence of the community since Nashville’s devastating flood in May 2010,  ABC’s Good Morning America returns to Nashville for an intimate, one-on-one walk-through of country star Julie Roberts’ partially-renovated home which was destroyed by rampant flood waters just a few months ago. The interview, which is part of  Good Morning America ‘s four-part “Road to Recovery” series will air Thursday, August 26.

Julie Roberts, CMA Horizon Award nominee known for hits “Break Down Here” and “Men and Mascara,” tottered over loose boards and paint tins as she and anchor Robin Roberts recounted the emotional day she was forced to leave her belongings behind and evacuate from her home alongside her mother, sister, and four dogs.

Today, Julie’s West Nashville home– just off the banks of the Harpeth River– is on its way to becoming livable, though many in the community are still experiencing tragic aftermath.  “Nashville has come a long way, and I’m proud of how we’ve all rallied behind one another, but there is still a very long way to go,” said Julie. “I have neighbors who have not yet been able to start rebuilding.”

Julie hopes the Good Morning America series will raise greater awareness for those local victims whose lives were marred by the storm and still need help rebuilding. “A lot of people felt that as the flood was happening in the days following that we did not receive much national attention.  It means so much that Good Morning America is taking time to focus on Nashville.  We, as a community, all pulled together to begin the long journey to recovery, but there are still so many people in need. Hopefully, this will help our friends and neighbors get their lives back together and move past this.  Good Morning America is a friend of Nashville and a friend of mine.”

The four-part series, “Road to Recovery” will air on ABC’s Good Morning America Tuesday, August 24 through Friday, August 27, and will also include reporting on Haiti, five months after their devastating earthquake, and from the gulf region, five years after Hurricane Katrina. For more information, visit www.julieroberts.com.

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