Nashville, Tennessee is still recovering from last weekend’s deadly tornado, the second deadliest in the history of Tennessee, and Taylor Hicks is giving NBC’s Today Show a glimpse into his scary tornado experience. The American Idol winner has lived in Nashville for the last two decades and took viewers on a tour of his damaged neighborhood in the area of Germantown, and showed anchor Sam Brock where he took shelter-his garage closet.
Hicks, who had previously called the time following his American Idol win as “insane”, says that time can’t compare to his experience hiding in a closet to take shelter during the “minute and a half of fury” during the tornado.
Hicks also spoke on America’s Newsroom to encourage viewers to help rebuild “not just houses, not structures, but lives”. Despite the strength he knows Nashville has, he is working with The American Red Cross and Hands on Nashville to help the city recover as quickly as possible.
On April 17th, Hicks will be performing at the Lyric Theater for a Nashville Tornado Relief Concert, with a portion of the proceeds going to Hands on Nashville. Tickets are available at his official website.