Nashville bombing victim receives guitar from country music star Brad Paisley

Nashville bomb victim receives guitar from country music star
Posted at 7:52 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 08:54:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Buck McCoy lived on 2nd Avenue, where Nashville's Christmas Day bombing took place. "My life has changed so dramatically since that moment. In a way it's changed horrifically but in a way it's changed good," he said.

Following the disaster, he was unsure if or when he'd get back on stage. Until he got a special message on Instagram. "This message came through and said 'Hey it's Braid Paisley'. I was like 'these are my friends gagging me to try and get me to feel better.'"

Then came the phone call.

"Now when you pick up the phone and you know that voice, it's like 'Hey Buck, it's Brad,'" said McCoy.

Paisley wanted to send McCoy a gift, and help him return to doing what he loves.

"But he said 'I know you want to get back to work, I know all your stuff is gone, but I want to send you one of my brand new guitars that I just had a prototype done of and I think if you get this guitar you're going to want to play again'"- and he did. McCoy said he's already used the guitar in three performances.

"This has been like an overwhelming response of people just reaching out to me and I don't think this would happen in any other city anywhere."

While McCoy continues to put the pieces of his life back together, he plans to follow Paisley's advice written on the back of his new guitar. Paisley wrote, "Twang on pal."