Billy Ray Cyrus Called on Nashville Residents to Help Each Other after Devastating Tornado

Oyin Balogun
Mar 17, 2020
02:00 P.M.
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Following the devastating effects of the tornado that hit the city of Nashville in the United States of America, Billy Ray Cyrus appeared on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" and called on residents of the town to help one another. 


Billy Ray Cyrus was on Kelly Clarkson's show along with Shania Twain and it was there he narrated an experience he had hours before the storm came hard on the music-loving city. He said:

"I had been in the studio that day, and the tornado hit that night. Interestingly, that day, I stopped and saw a sign that said, 'Faith is a Verb.' I took a picture of it…" 

Billy Ray Cyrus kicks-off his five-show residency "Billy Ray Cyrus - The Residency" at The Orleans Showroom on May 7, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: Getty Images


The singer further said that he didn't know that the picture would go on to have so much meaning because faith was called on later that night. He also admonished Nashvillians, saying:

"Stay together. Stay Strong, and believe in one another. You take your time but help your fellow man. Reach out and do all that you can."

Going further, the "Achy Breaky Heart" crooner said that the Red Cross was a great way to be of help to those affected by the tornado, adding that the first step was for people to get back on their feet. 


Cyrus also said that he believed in Nashville -- that the people of the city were strong and would get back up as they usually do -- before adding that his thoughts and prayers are with everyone with heavy hearts. 

In a series of tweets, the 27-year-old singer warned her followers about the dangers of panic-buying in the face of the virus.

Kelly Clarkson also added her voice to the calls for donations to help the people of Nashville as they rebuild following the disastrous tornado. 


The singer and television personality said that the people affected by the disaster are her neighbors, and people known to her. Twain and Cyrus are also a part of the music-loving community of Nashville. 

Twain, in her remarks, said that Nashville isn't just about Country music but is a crossroads of every genre. At the end of the show, Kelly Clarkson urged her viewers to donate to the Red Cross.


The Nashville Tornado is a double tragedy of some sort, given that it came at a time the world was still trying to grapple with the effects of the Coronavirus, which has all but shut down almost every activity on the globe. 

Many cities in the United States and the world at large have taken measures to contain the spread of the deadly virus, and Billy Ray Cyrus's daughter, Miley Cyrus, joined her voice to the fight against the disease.


In a series of tweets, the 27-year-old singer warned her followers about the dangers of panic-buying in the face of the virus, saying that making smart decisions while panicking is a difficult thing to do. 

The "Wrecking Ball" singer also urged people to be thoughtful, respectful, compassionate, and human, adding that the more people hoard items, the more expensive and sparse such items become.