Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Cassadee Pope and More Weigh in on Nashville Tornado

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As Nashville continues to recover from the F3 tornado that swept across the city in the early morning hours of March 3, country stars are checking in to confirm their safety and many are encouraging fans to get involved the best way they can.

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A very pregnant Maren Morris, who lives in the hard-hit area of East Nashville tweeted that she was safe, but it was very close. “The tornado must have missed our block by an inch because we are alright but I am so depleted looking at the damage that has happened to our beautiful city. There are so many people in the streets helping already, though. Thinking of those who lost their loved ones + homes.”

Brothers Osborne, who are also from the East Nashville area, shared a photo of how the community immediately came together to help their neighbors. “This is Nashville. Strangers helping strangers. We love this city but most of all we love these people,” they share.

Podcaster and wife of A Thousand Horses’ Michael Hobby, Caroline Hobby, shared a photo of their little family hunted down in the bathtub as the storm descended on Nashville. She writes, “This is us last night in our bathtub w a mattress over our heads, when the sirens were blazing and a tornado was touching down in our neighborhood only streets away from us. We are half smiling bc, well you smile in pictures. But this was really scary. Our house was not touched, and we are so thankful. But so many of our neighbors were affected and we all have lost power. Please send prayers for Nashville while we regroup and rebuild our city. Prayers for all who have lost. Thank you all for checking in on us. We love and appreciate you all so much.”

Fortunately, Eric Paslay and his family made it to safety, but with just 30-seconds before the tornado dropped on their house. Still, he remains optimistic. “Hi all. Thank-you so much for reaching out to check on us. It was an incredibly scary night with a direct hit from the tornado. Fortunately, we had enough warning to get downstairs to our shelter with an additional 30 seconds to spare before it was on top of us. We are smiling in this picture because we are beyond happy and grateful to be standing together, unharmed, surrounded by the best friends, neighbors, volunteers, and first responders you could ever hope for. We are smiling in this picture because at the time that it was taken, we didn’t realize that there were lives lost. We are so sad and are hurting for those families and their losses. Hold your loved ones tight.We love y’all- Stay safe out there.”

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Hi all. Thank-you so much for reaching out to check on us. It was an incredibly scary night with a direct hit from the tornado. Fortunately, we had enough warning to get downstairs to our shelter with an additional 30 seconds to spare before it was on top of us. We are smiling in this picture because we are beyond happy and grateful to be standing together, unharmed, surrounded by the best friends, neighbors, volunteers, and first responders you could ever hope for. We are smiling in this picture because at the time that it was taken, we didn’t realize that there were lives lost. We are so sad and are hurting for those families and their losses. Hold your loved ones tight. We love y’all- Stay safe out there

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Kacey Musgrave, who recently moved from East Nashville tweeted, “Me and my fam are safe but many friends aren’t so lucky. We did live right in one of the worst hit spots a matter of months ago. It’s so crazy. I’m so nervous to find out who the fatalities are. Nashville is so tight knit. I’m gonna help in any way I can.”

Dierks Bentley shared an utterly heartbreaking video of what remains of his drummer, Steve Misamore’s house that took a direct hit from the tornado. He also shares, “Grateful he and CarryAnn are ok. We are donating to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund for victims.”

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood shared an image of the remaining corner of live music venue Basement East surrounded by its own rubble. They shared, “Seeing the responses ‘I’m here for you’, ‘Do you need a place to stay?’ …this community comes together to take care of its own. So proud to be part of the family we call Nashville. All of our love and strength to those who have lost so much. #NashvilleStrong .”

Cassadee Pope was among those hitting the streets to do anything she could to help her neighbors in need.

NHL-er and Carrie Underwood’s husband, Mike Fisher, shared a collage of photos depicting some of the damage that city experienced. He shared a heartfelt message and an inspiring scripture, “Absolutely devastating to see the news this morning. I’m grateful that we are ok but really am so sorry for the loss people are suffering from today!!…..To help immediately donate to @communityfoundationmidtn God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea. Psalm 46:1-2”

If you would like to help in Middle Tennessee’s tornado recovery, you can donate to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.