Brad Paisley gifts guitar to Nashville-based guitarist whose home was destroyed in Christmas Day blast

Brad Paisley and Buck McCoy
(Image credit: David Bean / Kelly Sutton)

A survivor of the Nashville Christmas Day bombing, who lost his home and all of his possessions, has been given an all-new electric guitar by Brad Paisley, who has sought to help guitarist Buck McCoy rebuild his life.

McCoy was at home when the bomb exploded in Nashville on Christmas Day – a blast that ripped through his apartment and destroyed everything he owned. The explosion also separated him from his beloved ginger cat, Molly.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.