Yesterday, while both Bonnaroo, the huge music festival just down the road from my home, and CMA Music Fest in downtown Nashville were well underway, another excellent artist, 22 year old, 2014 Voice finalist, Christine Grimmie, who had just preformed in Orlando at the Plaza Live with her brother’s band, Before the Exit, was hanging around signing autographs for fans. A great thing to do. But here the old adage applies, ‘No good deed goes unpunished.’ Suddenly a man approaches her with a gun and shoots her, killing her. According to reports, the young man killed himself before being captured by police on the scene. How very tragic, and such a sign of the troubled times in which we live.
I love music, and sang and played guitar (though not that well) as a youth. I respect great talent. What a waste of young talent. Lets remember Christina’s family and friends in our positive thoughts and prayers at this unthinkable time.