Carrie Underwood, John Rich and More React to Nashville’s Christmas Day Bombing

Christmas Day was a tragic day for the people of Nashville, after a bomb went off from  a parked RV in downtown Nashville. severely damaging numerous buildings, including an AT&T building. The explosion caused cell phone outage all across the city and beyond, resulting in 9-1-1 temporarily being out of service. The news was especially devastating after such a challenging year for Nashville, including a tornado and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with several country artists, including Carrie Underwood and John Rich, speaking out about the incident, which appears to be an intentional act.

“Merry Christmas everyone!” Carrie wrote. “And a huge thank you to all the brave first responders in Nashville this morning.”

John spoke out on Fox News about the bombing, as numerous police officers were on hand to evacuate residents and guests in the downtown area.

“I would say, ‘Thank God for our police,'” he said. “I would say, ‘Back the blue,’ I would say, ‘That’s why you don’t defund the police.’ You have to have them in situations like this, when they’re the only ones keeping watch over the safety of the citizens. So God bless Metro Nashville Police Department. We’ve all got their back.”

Morgan Evans also praised the police for working so diligently on the holiday.

“Christmas 2020, we made it,” the Australia native wrote. “Shout out to the emergency workers in Nashville today, thank you for bravery and your service, especially on Christmas Day. And merry Christmas to you! Wherever you are!”

Carly Pearce was with her parents celebrating Christmas, but sent her love to Music City.

“Sending all my love to Nashville this morning,” she posted. “These videos are absolutely terrifying. Such a horrific act, especially on Christmas morning.”

Old Dominion shared a sobering photo of the city, showing the damage.

“Thank you to all of the first responders and brave people who have been working to keep our neighbors safe,” the band shared. “A strange and scary Christmas for sure…but still, Merry Christmas. Wishing you all peace.”