Randy Travis Sends Prayers To Kentucky Flood Victims Alongside Powerful ‘Three Wooden Crosses’ Photo

Randy Travis is sending love and prayers to the people impacted by the devastating floods in Kentucky.  The country music…

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Lauren Jo Black

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August 2, 2022

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Randy Travis is sending love and prayers to the people impacted by the devastating floods in Kentucky. 

The country music icon shared a chilling photo across his social media accounts on Monday evening, showing three wooden crosses standing in the treacherous flood waters. 

 “There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway/ Why there’s not four of them, Heaven only knows/ I guess it’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you/ It’s what you leave behind you when you go,” Travis wrote, referring lyrics to his 2002 chart-topping hit, “Three Wooden Crosses.” 

He added, “Keeping all of the victims and the families affected by the awful flooding in eastern KY in our prayers 🙏🏼.”

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Heavy rain has unleashed flooding in Kentucky’s Appalachian mountain communities, destroying homes, displacing families, and killing 37 people, according to the latest report from NPR

Thousands remain without power as the National Weather Service warns that showers and thunderstorms could impact the area once again on Tuesday with the potential for additional flash flooding. 

“It is absolutely devastating out there. It’s going to take years to rebuild. People left with absolutely nothing. Homes that we don’t know where they are, just entirely gone. And we continue to find bodies of our brothers and sisters that we have lost,” Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said during a briefing on the situation on Tuesday morning. 

More than 8,000 residents in Eastern Kentucky are without power and over 25,000 are left without water, according to CNN.

Hundreds of Kentucky residents remain unaccounted for and the death toll is expected to rise. 

“We are still looking for people, and sadly we are still finding those bodies,” Beshear told CNN late Monday. 

Governor Andy Beshear established the Team Eastern Kentucky Flood Relief Fund to assist those impacted by the floods and severe weather in the area. More information, including how to donate, can be found HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.