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Carrie Underwood, Chris Tomlin Host Charity Concert for Families Following Nashville Tragedy

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Carrie Underwood, Chris Tomlin Host Charity Concert for Families Following Nashville Tragedy

By Movieguide® Contributor 

After the school shooting that took place at The Covenant School in Nashville last month, there has risen tremendous support.

Nashville natives Carrie Underwood, Chris Tomlin, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Matt Maher all raised financial support for the school, the faculty, and the families and students.   

This past Wednesday (April 12th), Nashville held “A Night of Joy Celebrating the Covenant School.” The charity event hosted all four artists, and all proceeds went to The Covenant School.  

Carrie Underwood concluded the night with her 2014 hit song, “Something in the Water,” which she sang from the perspective of a newly baptized Christian.  

“I had no idea what I was going to sing tonight,” Underwood stated before she sang the song. “But it is a night of joy, and I thought, ‘What’s the most joyful song I have?’ I think I landed on it. I hope I did. If you know it, sing along. If you don’t, sing something. Make a joyful noise.”  

“Couldn’t fight back the tears, so I fell on my knees, sayin’, ‘God if you’re there come and rescue me,’” Underwood sang. “Felt love pourin’ down from above. Got washed in the water, washed in the blood. And now I’m changed. And now I’m stronger. There must be somethin’ in the water,” Underwood sang as many fought back tears.  

Chris Tomlin also held his annual Good Friday charity event concert; however, this year was even more important to Tomlin, with the tragedy hitting so close to home.  

While performing Tomlin brought Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake on stage as well a few Covenant parents, students, and teachers.  

Tomlin stated that all proceeds will go towards the Covenant School.  

“This is the seventh Good Friday, and we’ve stated from year one that whatever proceeds came in, whatever profits came from this night, we would give to local charity, and it would be something that went back into the community, and this year is just the same,” Tomlin expressed 

He continued, “We’re setting up a Covenant fund, that we’ll be working with the leadership in the coming weeks, in the coming months, for whatever you need…to bless this school.”  

Tomlin concluded that proceeds will also be given to the families of fallen officers.  

Chief Drake also expressed to the crowd his immense gratitude amid sorrow and grief.

“I’m so thankful for not only men and women, for going in immediately and doing the right thing but also for the teachers who followed protocol. They saved kids as well,” Drake stated. “Evil will never win. Where there’s dark, there’s light. Where there’s despair, there’s hope. We will prevail. We are resilient.”  

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