After the shocking explosion in the capital of Tennessee interrupted many people’s expected holiday with their loved ones, the country music star and Nashville’s professional sports team shared their reactions on Christmas Day.
People sharing ideas on social media include singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, as well as the bands Carly Pearce, Chris Janson and Old Dominion.
The NFL’s Tennessee Titans called Nashville their home, and the NHL’s Nashville Predators also expressed support for the city and its first responders.
Some use # tags, such as #NashvilleStrong and #TennesseeTough.
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Paisley wrote in an Instagram message: “Nashville has had a difficult year.”
Underwood follows the holidays and first responders in her Twitter email.
“Merry Christmas everyone!” she wrote. “Thank you very much for all the brave first responders in Nashville.”
Obviously, Pierce was disturbed by images of explosions in news reports.
She wrote: “Send all my love to Nashville this morning.” “These videos are absolutely scary. It’s horrible, especially on Christmas morning.”
The small and large towns living in Nashville praised the first responders for their dedication and bravery. They wrote on Twitter: “Merry Christmas! Thinking of our beautiful hometown, we love it so much. We thank the first responders very much Dedication and bravery. All those who serve our community should pray and love.
Chris Janson expressed his thoughts in a three-character tweet: “Pray for Nashville.”
The Tennessee Giants playing east of downtown Nashville at Nissan Stadium tweeted: “Pray for the first responders of our city and the explosion site this morning. Nashville has gone through a lot this year. We will rebound together, and more Strong. #TennesseeTough”
The Nashville Predators of the NHL also praised the first responders and their other neighbors in the city. The team played a hockey game at the Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville and wrote on Twitter: “Thank you first responder. Everyone is helping our downtown friends and neighbors this morning. #Nashville Very Strong.”
In addition, the Music City Grand Prix sent a tweet: “Thoughts and prayers in Nashville. The terrorist bombing in the downtown area this morning completely killed us. Thanks to the first responders on Christmas morning. #prayfornashville.”
Nashville’s Major League Soccer team, Nashville SC, expressed support for law enforcement officials and city residents on Twitter. “Our idea is to connect with people affected by the bombing in downtown Nashville. And first responders work tirelessly to maintain the safety of our city. #NGUOY (Never Give Up You) is more important than ever.”
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Actor Russell Crowe is a New Zealander, but he also expressed his support for Nashville on Twitter. He said: “Read Nashville. Think about all the open-minded people in Tennessee this morning.”