President Joe Biden approved an emergency disaster declaration for Kentucky and pledged to support the affected states.
The severe flooding following record rains killed at least 22 and left dozens of others missing in the southern US state of Tennessee, officials say.
Record rainfall triggering flash floods in Middle Tennessee left at least eight dead and more than 30 people missing, US officials say.
With strict coronavirus measures in place, the awards will be held in multiple smaller sites around Nashville and will feature mostly in-person performances before live audiences.
The dramatic number of new victims is still a potential undercount, as officials continue investigating deaths that happened around the time the storm knocked out power to more than four million customers.
More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition to replace controversial statues of Confederate officers and erect one of Dolly Parton.
The blast in the southern US city left buildings and the road surface charred, as well as glass, tree branches and bricks strewn across the street in an area filled with businesses, restaurants and bars.
Whether they're a guitar tech, a grip, an artist or a producer, everyone who enters any of their venues has to take a Covid-19 test, wear a mask and get their temperature checked.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
The former US vice president has effectively been his party's leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April.
Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, Montana and Tennessee were set to join several other states in reopening businesses without the means to screen systematically for infected people who may be contagious but asymptomatic.
While the Covid-19 illness is killing thousands of Americans daily, stay-at-home orders and business closures have thrown more than 26 million people out of work, a level of unemployment not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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