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WATCH: Kentucky Man Plays Piano Inside Home Destroyed By Tornado

by Matthew Memrick
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A Kentucky woman shared a video of her brother playing gospel music inside his tornado-destroyed house.

This past weekend, Bremen resident Jordan Baize lost his home to a weather system that causes tornadoes in midwestern and southern states. Dozens died in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Whitney Brown, the man’s sister, caught Baize playing at his grand piano in his house. According to Fox Lexington, Baize’s piano beautifully sounded out the Gaither Vocal Band’s gospel song, “There’s Something About That Name.” 

Family Saved, But Most Of House Lost

Brown said her brother lost his home, but the family made it out safely.

She told friends in her post that her family was “safe, thank God.”

The siblings were packing salvageable items when she heard her brother playing. She said she listened to the most beautiful sound coming from the house and wanted to capture the moment. Everything around her brother “was broken,” but the piano played despite water damage and missing keys.

Brown said her unaware brother played on and “used his gift to glorify his God the best way he knew how.”

Baize told WBKO that music has always been important to him, especially church and Christian music.

 “My faith is a huge factor in my life,” Baize said. “But I am glad to know I guess that if it’s bringing peace and comfort and some sense of calm in an otherwise stormy time, then I am good with that.”

Brown’s thankful that people see her brother’s moment. She said the video’s gotten thousands of shares among Kentucky family and friends. She calls it “a blessing to her and others.”

Baize has seen the video, affirming his belief that people can find peace amid trying times. He said his faith is “soothing” and “calming.”

Her brother is also thankful, expressing gratitude for those helping his family. He’s also proud of the Kentucky community’s efforts. 

Community Hit Hard By Tornado

Baize told Newschannel 5 that he doesn’t like the spotlight usually. 

The destruction has “been awful” to his small, close-knit community.

At least a dozen Bremen residents lost their lives while many more are homeless. He told the Kentucky news station that he “had friends that Saturday who were picking up clothes out of their fields to try to launder to have something to change into.”

Baize’s family weathered the storm in the house’s basement. The family of five had a spare mattress they used to cover up. The man went on to say that his Kentucky church, Victory Church in Madisonville, is accepting donations. 

Dozens of people died across several Kentucky counties during the weather system. Kentucky suffered the most from the unusual mid-December swarm of twisters that leveled entire communities and left at least 14 people dead in Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Missouri.