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By now, everyone (finally) should be up to speed on the devastation wreaked upon Nashville as a result of record floods in the area early this month. If you're a country music fan, or a Music City fan--or, hey, just a cool kinda person overall--here's a fun way to aid flood relief efforts and show your support publically.

Susannah Parrish, a graphic designer based in the Nashville area who's put together CD packaging for a variety of country and Christian artists, had the idea to create a t-shirt with a "Flood 2010" logo in order to raise money for relief efforts. Teaming up with a few like-minded folks to start production, she initially planned to just sell a few shirts to friends. However, after posting the stylish designs on Facebook, things exploded and sales went through the roof.

Even stars got in on the action: Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler were spotted wearing the shirts to rehearse and perform at GAC's flood relief telethon held Sunday night in Nashville. 

You can order one of these shirts here--they come in 10 different designs (the blue one pictured here is Brad's choice; the brown version is Pickler's pick--I think I'm going to copy her and order that one for myself, too) including children's sizes and infant onesies. All designs cost $20, with 100% of proceeds going to MusicCares, United Way, and area churches involved with disaster relief.

Another sportin' shirt you can pick up that will help the Nashville community is the official Country Music Association Fest 2010 tee.

The Association's Twitter page announced today that you can purchase the shirt here "to help flood relief in Music City or just because they look cool!" It also will run you 20 bucks, and comes in several different men's and women's styles.

Happy shopping!

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