Nashville’s music community reacts to deadly school shooting

Nashville’s music community expressed empathy, anger and frustration in the wake of a deadly school shooting that took the lives of three children and three adult staff members this morning. Our sister station, WPLN, has ongoing coverage of the shooting with reaction from local and state officials. We surveyed Twitter and Instagram for the conversations from Nashville musicians focusing on artists outside of mainstream, commercial country including many featured regularly on WNXP. While the majority railed against the lack of gun laws in the U.S. and recent Tennessee Republican efforts to roll back restrictions even further, some simply expressed heartbreak for their neighbors. Some comments came before identities of the victims and shooter were revealed.