Musicians work to help neighbors, friends after tornado

Posted at 7:15 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 20:15:27-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — When Music City has tragedy strike, musicians often step up to help in big ways, and following the tornadoes that came through Nashville, this instance is no exception.

Most Nashville based musicians took to social media following the tornadoes to both mourn the losses they and this community felt, as well as to raise money and awareness on how others can help.

One of the areas where many musicians live is East Nashville, and folks like Brothers Osborne posted on social media images and videos of them helping their neighbors by getting out chainsaws and helping rebuild.

Others like Kacey Musgraves have already helped raise money for tornado victims.

Kacey did it by selling some of her clothes she's used on stage and in photo shoots on Instagram with proceeds going to tornado victims.

Other musicians were impacted directly, whether it was losing venues they play and love, or losing homes themselves.

Dierks Bentley's drummer Steve Misamore was on vacation when the tornado hit, and his home was badly damaged, with the top floor and numerous walls completely torn away by the tornado.

"As you can see, we've lost our - lost the top floor, or you could say decided to develop an open concept. Very open concept," Misamore said in an Instagram video with his wife, showing the damage in his neighborhood in Mt. Juliet.

Misamore and his wife continued to say that it's just brick and lumber and nails, and they're happy everyone in their neighborhood is okay.

Moving forward numerous musicians are expected to come together for benefit concerts.