Songwriters Tim Nichols and Jim Beavers Share Tribute Song for Florida School Shooting Victims [LISTEN]
Nashville songwriters Tim Nichols and Jim Beavers have shared a moving tribute song that they penned for the victims of the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. Readers can press play above to hear the emotional lyrics to "Goodbye My Friend," set to a backdrop of images of the students and staff who died at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"So many people have experienced senseless loss over the past several years," Nichols posted on Facebook when sharing the video. "From the loyal country music fans watching Jason Aldean on the streets of Las Vegas to numerous schools hit by unexplainable violence, the tragedy seems never-ending. This song I wrote with Jim Beavers is in tribute to so many lives lost and is dedicated to the survivors.
"Families, friends and entire communities are mourning special individuals that were taken too soon," he adds. "[M]ay it honor their spirits and lift up those left behind."
The shooting in Florida happened just four and a half months after 58 country music fans died in a mass shooting at the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. According to CNN, three of the U.S.' 10 deadliest mass shootings have taken place in the last five months.
Nichols and Beavers have both earned a number of legendary songwriting credits throughout their careers in Nashville. They've penned songs for artists including Tim McGraw and Chris Stapleton, among others.
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