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Nashville Guitarist’s 17-Month Old Son Dies After Choking

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Hunter carmichael Songs | Nashville Guitarist’s 17-Month Old Son Dies After Choking | Country Music Videos
Photo credit: The Carmichael Family
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Nashville guitarist Hunter Carmichael and his wife, Brandi, suffered a devastating loss last week and their friends in the country music industry are showing their support in a big way.

Carmichael is an accomplished musician who has played for Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, and Dierks Bentley, and has run sound for Luke Bryan, Marty Stuart, and Bela Fleck, among others.

Carmichael and his family were eating at a Nashville mall food court on December 18th when their 17-month old son, Mac, began choking. According to a witness and family friend, “He fell to the floor and turned blue while everyone in the area frantically screamed for help! I then watched as complete strangers and Franklin EMS worked diligently to save this precious angel for approximately 30-40 minutes! He never gained consciousness but was transported to the hospital where I later learned he had a pulse and was being transported to Vanderbilt Children's.” Mac passed away later that day.

Mac’s parents chose to donate his organs and allow their baby to save eight lives. As a way to honor little Mac, his parents have asked that donations be made to the two hospitals that worked feverishly to save Mac’s life: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and Williamson Medical Center.

“These two fabulous organizations dole out “MAC sized miracles” each and every day,” Brandi Carmichael wrote on the Mac Carmichael Fund Facebook page.

The country music industry has stepped up to honor the Carmichael’s wishes. During the “It’s Christmas With John Berry” concert held in Hunter Carmichael’s hometown of Tifton, Georgia, the star helped raise more than $5,000 by raffling off an autographed guitar from Berry. Collin Raye, Buddy Jewel, and many other have shared prayers for the family on their social media pages.

Our hearts are very heavy this week for our dear friend Hunter Carmichael and his wife Brandi…..Their lives will never...

Posted by Collin Raye on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

If you would like to honor baby Mac and his family, you can send donations to:

 The MAC Carmichael Fund
144 Second Avenue North
Suite 101
Nashville TN 37201

You can also visit the Mac Carmichael Fund Facebook page by clicking here.

Our prayers are with Hunter and Brandi Carmichael and their family during this time. We pray God’s peace upon you through the holiday season.

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