Ryan Hurd Thinks He ‘Was in the Wrong City’ During Nashville Tornado
The ‘To a T’ singer, who was away from his wife Maren Morris by the time the disaster hit the state, admits it’s ‘really hard’ to see the damages caused by the twister.
- Mar 5, 2020
AceShowbiz – Ryan Hurd might be in New York City when a deadly tornado hit Nashville, but his heart was right at home. One day after the devastating twister ripped through central Tennessee, the “To a T” singer opened up about how he really felt being away from his pregnant wife Maren Morris.
Speaking to ET Online on Wednesday, February 4, the “Love in a Bar” crooner admitted, “Yesterday was really, really hard. It was hard to be in New York.” He added, “I felt like I was in the wrong city at the time. I felt like I should have been home. I don’t think anyone would have faulted me for going back.”
While he was glad that Maren was alright and their house was spared, the co-writer of Blake Shelton‘s “Lonely Tonight” was saddened by what his neighbors had gone through. “Once I found out that Maren was OK and our house was OK, the focus turns to all our neighbors around us who lost either their house or sometimes more than that,” he said. “It’s just really hard to see those pictures.”
The 33-year-old, who was in the Big Apple for two concerts supporting his “Platonic” EP, went on to share how difficult it was to “see pictures of places that I love and had so many amazing life moments in; restaurants, bars, that whole neighborhood.” Noting that now everything was “gone and damaged”, he said he hasn’t “gotten past that point yet” and was still processing what had happened.
Despite the devastation, Hurd believed Nashville will be able to recover. “[I’ve seen] so many posts about people helping, people I don’t even know, picking up trees and delivering food to people and water to people helping,” he said. “It might be, like, three weeks until we get the power back. It’s not going to be a quick recovery. It’s really special to see people help their neighbors and support them and be resilient in a very difficult moment.”
One day prior, Hurd and his wife took to their individual social media accounts to confirm their safety. “Places we have loved for many years don’t look like they are there any more. We are so thankful and devastated at the same time,” he wrote in his. His wife Maren, in the meantime, shared in hers, “The tornado must have missed our block by an inch because we are alright but I am so depleted looking at the damage that has happened to our beautiful city.”
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