Sugarland Concert Stage Collapse: Musicians React to the Tragedy

11:24 PM PST 08/13/2011 by Rebecca Ford

Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson and others expressed shock, sadness after the Indiana State Fair accident.

A tragic accident at the Indiana State Fair on Saturday night left at least four people dead when strong winds caused the stage to collapse. Headliners country music duo Sugarland was about to take the stage when it collapsed. The band members were not injured.

More than 40 people were taken to local hospitals, according to reports. Musicians, especially those in the country music community, spoke out on Twitter, expressing their sadness and shock of Saturday night’s events.

VIDEO: Sugarland Concert Stage Collapse Leaves at Least Four Dead

Sugarland wrote on their Twitter account: “We are all right. We are praying for our fans, and the people of Indianapolis. We hope you'll join us. They need your strength.”

Fellow country music duo Steel Magnolia wrote: “So sad to hear about the lives lost and those injured at the Sugarland concert in Indianapolis. Our prayers go out to their families.”

Martina McBride wrote: "So sad to hear about the State Fair in Indianapolis. Our prayers are with Sugarland, their fans, and all the personnel working there."

Keith Urban wrote: "I just saw the footage from Indiana State Fair tonight on youtube and am absolutely in shock. We send our prayers and thoughts to each and everyone of you who were there and your families and loved ones as well. God bless you all."

Singer Kelly Clarkson wrote: “Just saw video footage of the stage collapsing at Sugarland's show in Indiana. Oh my gosh that is maybe one of scariest things I've ever seen.”

James Maslow of Big Time Rush wrote: “My heart and prayers go out to everyone at the Sugarland show tonight at the Indiana state fair. God bless those who left us or are hurt.”

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Fellow Big Time Rush member Logan Henderson wrote, “Everyone say a prayer for the people who attended the Indiana state fair... My love goes out to you all!”

Country musician Blake Shelton tweeted, “My prayers to the people at the Sugarland concert in Indianapolis.... Absolutely shocking and hard to comprehend... Beyond belief...”

Singer Sara Bareilles, who performed on that very stage earlier, wrote:“I'm speechless and feel so helpless. Please send love and prayers to Indianapolis tonight. My heart aches for the lives lost.”

Country music singer Dierks Bentley tweeted “man... my heart goes out to all the country fans at the Indiana state fair. praying for you all.”

Singer Easton Corbin wrote: “My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was injured and killed at the Indiana State Fair tonight.”

Chris Young wrote: “Pray for them everyone.”

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