UPDATE: Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Alison Krauss & Charles Esten are expected to perform at Mon. night’s vigil in Nashville in remembrance of the Las Vegas shooting victims.
Within the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas throughout the Route 91 Harvest Festival Sun. night, the Country Music Affiliation, which oversees the huge CMA Fest, bringing hundreds of the genre’s fans to Nashville annually, let go a press release of support for these affected by the shootings.
The joint assertion from Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern & Nashville Conference & Guests Corp. President/Chief Executive Officer Butch Spyridon reads: “Our heartfelt ideas & prayers are with everybody involved within the tragic event in Las Vegas, particularly the victims, their families & buddies, & the fans, artists & crews from our Country community in Vegas. This festival brought collectively people from all backgrounds united in having fun fun with life by way of music.
“Safety at all of our events is and can stay our top priority,” the assertion continues. “We’re continuously adjusting our event safety measures year-round, partnering & consulting with specialists at the federal, state and native levels by means of our full-time safety team & the Metro Police officers Department. We’ll continue our efforts to bid probably the most complete safety potential.”
The three entities collectively have additionally formally announced plans for a vigil to happen Mon. night at 6 p.m. at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater with free parking obtainable at Nissan Stadium’s Lot R. Additional details concerning the vigil are expected to be formally announced after today.
At the least 58 people have been killed & 500 wounded when a shooter opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival outside Las Vegas’ MandalayBay Sun. night. Jason Aldean was performing onstage at the time of the shooting.