Country music icon Brad Paisley managed to bring a smile to the face of one of the victims of the Nashville bombing. Resident and musician Buck McCoy lost everything in the Christmas Day blast, which destroyed his home, but days later Paisley made his "dream come true" after reaching out with a message of support and gifting McCoy with a brand new signed guitar.
In new video shared by TMZ, McCoy excitedly unveils his gift. "Oh my God, look at this! This is so gorgeous. Wow, it's so light. I love it, man," he says before playing a song on the instrument. "Thank you so much, Brad. This is a dream come true. I really appreciate you sending me this guitar. I will treasure it forever."
McCoy then flips the guitar over and shows Paisley's autograph along with a message of support that reads: "Buck, twang on pal. Glad you're still here - Brad."
Officials continue to assess building damage caused by the blast, which ravaged McCoy's apartment. According to a GoFundMe page, all his belongings including clothes, musical instruments, documents as well as his vehicle, had been destroyed.
"We have set up this fundraiser to help Buck rebuild his life," the page read. "Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers."
The explosion, which took place in the heart of Nashville's historic downtown, killed the bomber, who has been identified as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, injured several people, and damaged dozens of buildings.
"Our priority is to try to make residents and businesses whole and Metro is working to get business owners and residents back into their properties as quickly as possible and to assist those who've lost their jobs," Mayor John Cooper told reporters on Thursday.
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