Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus & Others Offer Prayers for Nashville Tornado Victims
Country music stars take to social media to share their support and grief with the victims affected by the devastating tornado that struck Nashville, Tennessee.
On late Monday night and into early Tuesday morning, Nashville in Tennessee experienced a tornado that ravaged through most of its central areas.
With winds of up to 165 mph, CNN reported that it was one of the deadliest tornados to hit the city since the tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, struck on May 6, 2013.
In the wake of all the news around the devastation in the city, Martina McBride tweeted that she was praying for the people affected and working on finding ways to help the affected areas.
Praying for Nashville and everyone affected by the tornado last night. The McBrides are all ok. Looking to see what we can do to help. #prayfornashville— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) March 3, 2020
"Completely heartbroken at the devastation across middle Tennessee. My heart goes out to those we lost and all affected. Thankful for the first responders and the strong Nashville community. Thought and prayers to all."
Completely heartbroken at the devastation across middle Tennessee. My heart goes out to those we lost and all affected. Thankful for the first responders and the strong Nashville community. Thought and prayers to all #PrayForNashville #NashvilleStrong pic.twitter.com/JB3jk6VxR1— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) March 3, 2020
Other stars who call Nashville their home have also spoken out to assure people of their safety. Carrie Underwood was out of town when the tornado hit, but gave an update on her family.
Speaking to Today, she said her husband, Mike Fisher, and their two children were asleep at the time. At 2 am, they rushed for safety into a safe house, which had been installed in their home.
Carrie Underwood talks about her husband and kids being in Nashville when the tornado hit last night.— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 3, 2020
"He said he had to go upstairs at 2am and grab the boys to take them down (to) a little safe room in our house. I bet everyone was crying." pic.twitter.com/Ny8Yy5b8Uj
After initially sending out prayers in support of the victims, in which Reba McEntire encouraged people who weren't affected to share in the grief saying, "we are all affected because we are Nashvillian."
The country music legend took her efforts a step further and started sending out personal text messages to the victims. Reassuring her shocked fans that it was her, she posted a video of her sending out the messages.
Yes, it’s really me seeing your texts! Text me at (615) 436-8697. I’m trying to respond to as many as I can! pic.twitter.com/TYmdbmgHRa— Reba (@reba) March 2, 2020
Nashville is currently in a state of emergency. The most affected areas are East Nashville, the Donelson neighborhood and Mt. Juliet.
Many buildings and structures have been completely uprooted, and damaged power lines have left over 35 000 homes without electricity.