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Lauren Daigle, Trisha Yearwood, To Support School Shooting Survivors in Nashville

Photo from Lauren Daigle’s Instagram

Lauren Daigle, Trisha Yearwood, To Support School Shooting Survivors in Nashville

By Movieguide® Contributor

An event supporting teachers, school administrators, and other staff in the wake of the Nashville Covenant School shooting is set to take place May 1. 

The event is free and will take place on Belmont University’s campus. It will be hosted by the Onsite Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides trauma counseling and emotional health education. 

Onsite Chairman Miles Adcox will emcee the event, which includes a panel of experts who will weigh in on trauma-informed education and counseling. 

“The dramatic increase in the number of school shootings — and now having one in our hometown — has taken its toll on each of us,” Adcox said in a statement about the event. “As a father and mental health professional who has been part of initiatives directly supporting hundreds of mass shooting survivors around the country, now is the time to come together in support of our community as we start the healing process.”

A number of musical guests will perform as well, including Lauren Daigle, Tyler Hubbard, CeCe Winans and Trisha Yearwood, with more guests expected to be announced. 

Many Nashville teachers will speak, alongside educators from Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida high school that experienced a deadly mass shooting in 2018. 

There will also be several local therapeutic groups at the event who have supported teachers and students in the past. 

The event is free, but tickets are required and are available here. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the event will begin at 6 p.m. 

Movieguide® previously reported on another event that was put together in honor of the Covenant School shooting:

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.