Tim McGraw “Praying for My City” Following Christmas Morning Bombing
“We are bruised, but not broken.”
In the aftermath of the bombing that rocked downtown Nashville on Christmas morning, Tim McGraw took to social media with a message of hope for his beloved city.
“Trying to find the words…. but this is a tough one,” the country crooner wrote alongside a clip of his 2013 hit "Nashville Without You” on Instagram over the weekend. “Yesterday, on Christmas Morning, the world watched as Nashville was hit by another tragedy. It’s been a year…. but we will rise again.”
McGraw, who resides just outside Music City with his wife Faith Hill, is likely referring to the deadly tornado that tore through the area in March, claiming the lives of 25. Nashville has also been hit particularly hard by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Thanks to the heroic actions of six Nashville police officers, only three people were injured in the Christmas morning blast which damaged more than 40 buildings, leaving the area “unrecognizable” to residents.
“Grateful for the first responders who spent Christmas morning on one of our toughest years ensuring that no lives were lost,” McGraw continued. “We are bruised, but not broken. Praying for my city and hopeful that we will find the strength to rise once again with the dawning of a New Year.”