CMT Awards nominee Toby Keith: Flood-ravaged Nashville is 'rebounding fast'

toby-keith-country-music-awards-2010-gi.jpgAs he prepares to launch his summer concert tour Saturday, June 19, in Holmdel, N.J., Toby Keith knows it's significant for Nashville to host the CMT Awards again on Wednesday (June 9) night ... given the recent flooding that ravaged the country-music capital.

"It's a lot worse than people thought it was," he tells Zap2it. "It's not getting as much attention as Hurricane Katrina did for some reason, but it's every bit as devastating. They're a good, strong community, though, and they're rebounding fast. They're survivors. They're going to be fine."

Toby says being nominated for two CMT Music Awards is "another day at the office."