Country Artists Reflect on 9/11 Anniversary


Written by Grace Lenehan Vaughn
Country Artists Reflect on 9/11 Anniversary
Flowers are placed at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York on September 11, 2020, as the US commemorates the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Friday, September 11, 2020 is the 19th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

Many country artists took to social media to reflect on that day and honor those who lost their lives. Here are some of their reactions.

  • George Strait — “On this day, we honor all the men & women who were affected by the devastating attacks on Sept 11, 2001. Thank you to all of the first responders that put their life on the line that day. Here’s George performing “Where Were You” by @OfficialJackson back in 2008. #PatriotDay.”
  • Luke Bryan — “Today, we remember the lives lost and the selflessness of the first responders who risked it all. We truly will #NeverForget.”
  • Carly Pearce — “Today my heart is with those who lost their lives in the tragedy that struck our country on September 11, 2001. Let us honor the lives lost and pay tribute to those continuing to keep us safe. We will #neverforget.”
  • Jason Aldean — “Hard to believe 9/11 happened 19 years ago. Still makes me sick to my stomach. Today we should remember everyone who lost their lives that day and the families left behind to deal with the aftermath.”
  • Kassi Ashton — “How the hell it’s been 19 years, I’m not sure. I still remember so clearly. We all do. We’ll never forget. Thinking of those for whom this day is especially painful. My heart goes to you.”
  • Trace Adkins — “Remembering all of the heroes on this day. #neverforget September 11th.”
  • Rascal Flatts— “This is a day that none of us will ever forget. Prayers to all and their families. #neverforget #honor #honorthefallen.”
  • Abby Anderson — “I wasn’t there, but I can remember. Thank you to the brave men, women and families who fought, protected and fell. Today I remember 9/11.”
  • Mickey Guyton — “I remember where I was on this day. I remember the fear and sadness I felt for the first responders and for the people stuck in the twin towers. We will never forget. Today we honor you.”
  • Chris Young — “#NeverForget.”
  • Cassadee Pope — “This day will never not be hard. What 9/11 did to our hearts and our country is something that can’t be forgotten. My thoughts are with the people who lost loved ones 19 years ago today.”
  • Trisha Yearwood — “Every day, and especially on this day…we remember the lives lost, the brave first responders, the heroes on flight 93, and the families of them all.”
  • Easton Corbin — “Never Forget.”
  • Kristian Bush — “Today is heavy. As you remember where you were, what you were wearing, try to also remember who you are right now.For however many days we have left, we should gratefully feel the heart that beats in our chest, and never forget that we get to chase dreams because of where we live.”
  • Stephanie Quayle — “We will never forget.  #NeverForget #911Remembered.”
  • Josh Abbott — “The world changed on 9/11. Definitely one of those moments I’ll share with kids and grandkids someday. I was in college. It’s been 19 years, and while time heals all, we should never forget the terrorism that happened that day and those responsible. #NeverForget”