Country Music Legend Writes Heartwrenching Song Moments After Fatal School Shooting

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Country music legend is leaving us all heartbroken and in tears after opening up about a song he wrote after tragic shooting.


It was five years ago that thousands of lives were changed forever after a shooter opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary. The shooting killed 20 children and six adult staff members before taking his own life.

With it being just a few weeks before Christmas our hearts were even more broken for the families who had lost their little children and their loved ones.

Many were confused at how such a horrible thing like this could happen. One of those was country artist, George Strait.

After feeling angry and confused, he decided to write a song. Unfortunately, Strait knows exactly what it feels like to lose a child.

 “Like everybody, I was watching it on TV,” the icon says in a video interview. “I’m just shaking my head. It was so sad, and … you know, I was thinking, ‘I know what these parents are going through.’ It’s just the worst thing that can happen to you in your life, to lose a child. There’s just nothing worse than that.”

After watching the news he started to write the words to the hit song “I Believe.” Although it is a beautiful song, the country star had some second thoughts of his own as well.

He wasn’t sure how the families who suffered the losses would feel.

“We started talking about it and writing a few things down,” he continues. “I said, ‘Let’s just try to write it. I’m gonna send Dean [Dillon] what we have, because this song has to have a melody that’s killer, and Dean’s that guy.  “The whole time I’m concerned — because I don’t know these people, and I’m concerned about offending them,” he admits. “I don’t want to cause them any more misery than what they’ve been through.”

Strait continued to share that it is really just a statement of faith and he hopes that everyone can take that away from the song.

“I just love the way it turned out,” Strait says. “Again, I hope they take it that way. Because in the end, it’s just a statement of faith — that’s really what it is.”

Take a listen to the song below as we remember the lives that were taken five years ago.

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