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Tim McGraw never forgets his roots or the people who knew him before he became a country superstar. That’s why he’s taken to Instagram to ask for your prayers for one of those very special people, Carmen, who grew up with him back in his Louisiana hometown.

Say a prayer for Carmen We love this special woman

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Tim posted a photo of himself tightly hugging Carmen backstage at a show. The caption reads, “Say a prayer for Carmen. We love this special woman.”

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Tim’s fans all rallied and offered up their prayers and well wishes. A few of them have even grown to know Carmen over the years as they’ve attended Tim’s shows together.

One of those friends, Kathy of Bethany, Oklahoma, tells Rare Country via Twitter that Carmen is a special member of Tim’s community of fans.

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She says, “[Carmen] is a special lady and has known Tim and his family for over 30 years. She is in the hospital. She has an infection that is spreading and complications from her diabetes. Please pray! She is very special to so many.”

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