As downtown Nashville awoke to an explosion on Christmas morning, the country music community checked in on social media and shared messages of hope and prayers. They also expressed gratitude for the first responders serving their city.
The Friday morning (Dec. 25) bombing, which involved a recreational vehicle parked on Second Avenue, damaged dozens of businesses and injured three people. As of Saturday evening, a motive remained unknown, according to the Associated Press.
Carrie Underwood sent out "a huge thank you to all the brave first responders in Nashville" on Christmas morning.