Artists Show Support and Sympathy for Connecticut Tragedy

Following this morning’s (Dec. 14) tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., country artists took to social media to express their sympathy and offer prayers.

"I'm heartsick about the senseless tragedy in CT and praying for the families of the children and teachers who lost their lives. Unthinkable." Taylor Swift

“The killing of defenseless people and innocent children. I’m sad and sickened. This is why we should all be on guard.” Blake Shelton

“Stand strong and united everyone...We are Americans and we are better than this. What a sad, disgusting day this is.” Blake Shelton

“To all the people sending me hate right now, stop for a second. I’m on your side. I don’t have all the answers. You don’t either. It’s not easy.” Blake Shelton

“The world will never be the same. Heartbroken. Newton, CT we are with you.” Martina McBride

“Our hearts are broken for the families in Connecticut...Please join us in prayer for these families.” The Band Perry

“Damn you shooter, damn you. So tragic. Makes no sense at all. Praying for you Connecticut.” Brett Eldredge

“Words cannot express my sorrow and condolences for all who lost precious lives in CT today. I’m praying so hard for you all. God bless you.” Sara Evans

“Can’t believe what we’re hearing and seeing from Connecticut. Praying for you Connecticut.” Rodney Atkins

“Our hearts are breaking over the Sandy Hook school shooting. God bless the families. Keifer and Shauna.” Thompson Square

“My God, y’all. Please pray for the families in Connecticut.” Colt Ford

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and everyone affected in Connecticut.” Edens Edge

“Absolutely disgusted to land and hear such awful news. My heart goes out to everyone in Connecticut. Truly heart breaking. ‪#praying‬.” Jana Kramer

“Love those around you and never take a single day for granted! Such a terrible tragedy today. Keep all of those affected in your prayers.” Lee Brice

“Just being a part of the human race makes me feel like [apologizing] to those kids' families. What’s wrong with people?” Kix Brooks

“My heart aches for the families of the victims of ‪#CTShooting‬. So many prayers sent up for them.” LeAnn Rimes

“Heavy heart. Head full of thoughts and prayers. Life is too short—let the ones you love know you love them. #PrayForNewtown” Kristen Kelly

“My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Connecticut today. Can’t imagine what those families are going through. Helpless.” Matt Stillwell

“What is going on in the world today where someone opens fire at an elementary school? God help us. Pray for the families in Connecticut.” Craig Campbell

“There is nothing anyone can really say when such senseless tragedy takes place. May God be with those families in Connecticut.” Terri Clark

“God bless everyone that has been affected by this terrible tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out. Such a sad day.” Miss Willie Brown

“Prayers for all those affected by the tragic shooting today in Connecticut. Unfathomable.” Phil Vassar

“Thoughts and prayers to the victims and survivors in the CT tragedy... such horrible news.” Bucky Covington

“My heart goes out to all of the victims in the Connecticut Elementary School shooting. Such a tragedy. My thoughts are with their families.” Katie Armiger

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