By now we’ve all heard the horrifying news of the fatal accident in Saskatchewan involving a truck and the Humboldt Broncos’ bus. At the time of publication, this tragedy has taken the lives of 16 people, and the Canadian country music community has been sharing their love and support.
All of Canada is mourning this tragedy and sending love and prayers to the community and families of those directly affected by this. On April 12th, Canadians across the country wore a jersey to show support for the community – including countless Canadian country artists.
Canadian country artist Paul Brandt even released a rewritten version of his single “Small Town and Big Dreams”. Give it a listen. It’s a really moving video, so have a couple of tissues handy… your eyes might leak a little.
So many other Canadian country artists showed their support and wore a jersey to support this community in mourning. There’s a Go Fund Me Campaign for the Humboldt Broncos that has started, and at the time of publication has raised over $11 million for the community and families affected by this crash. If you can, consider donating, or at the very least show you support on social media by sharing the link.
Here are just a handful of Canadian country artists who showed their support for Humboldt on Instagram.
In country music, the Front Porch has long been a place of reflection. A place where you can look at the life you have inside that front door. A place where time almost seems to stand still, where you can get away. It’s also a place where you can go to observe the world as it passes by you. To think about your place out there beyond the driveway.