Nashville holds vigil for Las Vegas victims
- Author: Rogelio Becker Oct 04, 2017,
Oct 04, 2017, 0:15
He then performed a powerful cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic tune "Bridge Over Troubled Water".
A vigil will take place at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater Monday night (Oct. 2) at 6 p.m. CST, as CMA, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp and the city's mayor, Megan Barry, announced collectively Monday afternoon along with heartfelt statements about the horrific incident.
"I started this morning by finding out about it, and being shell-shocked all morning", he said, telling the crowd he had to explain to his nine-year-old daughter how such an event affects so many. My 9-year-old asked, 'Dad, you seem quiet.' I said, 'Yeah a lot of people died last night, ' and she said, 'Did you know any of them?' They're like family. "Because they're family", he replied. It is a community.
"I also know that we had candles out there tonight and the wind blew them out. It just hit me". The domestic terror attack claimed the lives of at least 59 country music fans attending the Route 91 Harvest Festival, leaving another 515 wounded at an event that nearly exclusively featured Nashville-based artists like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and Big & Rich, along with their Music City-based road crews and scores of Music Row and country radio insiders, whose work combines forces with the dedication of country music fans to make the genre the juggernaut it is.
Former first lady of Nashville Traci Peel was in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at as outdoor music festival, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 400. If we lose sight of that, we've lost everything.
He'd later welcome Grant to the stage who led the audience in a moment of silence and prayer.
"Could we all bow our heads and lean over, and lean into, or reach out and touch, the person next to you?" "Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of each other". Why don't you go out and you be the light?
The mass shooting in Las Vegas is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. The goal is to "offer Nashvillians an opportunity to show their love for the victims of this deadly shooting".