The CMA Music Festival will continue as planned next month despite recent flooding in Nashville, according to a statement from Steve Moore, the chairman of the CMA Board of Directors. "Our first thoughts and prayers are with the people of Middle and West Tennessee who have endured so much tragedy and heartache during these last few days," Moore said. "CMA Music Festival is Nashville's signature music event, which brings in more than $22 million in direct visitor spending to the city each year and supports music education in Metro Nashville public schools. We have every intention of holding the event as planned June 10-13 in downtown Nashville. We cannot think of a better way to help our local economy at this time of great need than to continue the 39-year tradition of CMA Music Festival." Nashville was struck by record-breaking flood levels on May 1 and 2, crippling many of the city's tourist attractions and affecting Riverfront Park and LP Field, two of the event's primary venues.