Our hearts are breaking for Manchester. The death toll has risen to 23 after an alleged suicide bombing yesterday at the end of an Ariana Grande concert. Some of the victims were children. When news broke, the industry was rocked to the core. Artists, including many from country music, took to social media to give their condolences.
See CMT‘s list below.
Blake Shelton: “Just hearing about the explosions at the Arianna concert.. Praying for everybody!! Sick..”
Martina McBride: “Hard 2 find words.My thoughts and prayers are w/Manchester, the fans, victims, and families. I dont want 2 believe this can actually happen”
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Thoughts and prayers for all who were at the @ArianaGrande concert tonight.”
Darius Rucker: “My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Manchester. I love that city. God bless you all!!”
Charles Kelley: “Thinking about all the victims at the Manchester concert attack. On a flight and heard about it just now. Praying for the families”
Maddie & Tae: “Praying for everyone in Manchester tonight.. Absolutely heart breaking…”
Chris Young: “Terrifying to hear about everything in the U.K. at the Ariana concert… prayers to everyone there…”
Brad Paisley: “Can’t find the right words, just sadness. Prayers are with Manchester.”
EliYoungBand: “Absolutely heartbreaking to hear the news coming from #Manchester. Live music should be the escape from the madness. Let’s never forget that.”
Rascal Flatts: “Sending our thoughts and prayers out for @ArianaGrande and all of her fans tonight in Manchester U.K.”
Dan + Shay: “Concerts are supposed to be a place where people can go to escape the problems of this —— up world. Thoughts and prayers. #Manchester”
The Cadillac Three: “Our thoughts are with our friends in Manchester, U.K. tonight”
Taylor Swift: “My thoughts, prayers and tears for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy tonight. I’m sending all my love.”
The U.S. department of homeland security has issued a statement saying it is monitoring the situation and taking action with increased security here at home. ISIS has now claimed responsibility. Details on this horrific attack are still coming out.
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