Country Stars Remember Route 91 Harvest Music Festival Shooting on One Year Anniversary

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In honor of the one year anniversary of the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, the country music community is paying tribute to those we lost with a moment of silence.

At 10:05am PT/12:05pm CT on Oct. 1, country radio stations and the country music community will unite in 58 seconds of silence to remember the lives that were lost and touched by the tragic events. Fifty-eight people lost their lives and more than 500 injured when a gunman opened fire into the crowd as Jason Aldean performed on stage during the festival.

Country stars, including Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Toby Keith and more have taken to social media to remember country music fans lost on that tragic day.

1. Jason Aldean

“Thinkin about our Route 91 family today. #vegasstrong.”

2. Brittany Aldean

Heavy on our hearts today and every day👼🏻🧡 #vegasstrong

3. Toby Keith

“Join Toby and the rest of the country music community in a moment of silence today at 12:05pm central. 58 lives were lost one year ago in the Route 91 tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada. They are remembered not just today, but every day. #CountryStrong#VegasStrong

4. Luke Combs

“One year ago today my world changed, my band and crew’s world changed, and the whole world changed. A night meant for music was silenced by the sound of gunfire. 58 people lost their lives that night and thousands more will never be the same. We are in no way fully healed, and my never be, but we are all a hell of a lot stronger and continue to move forward. Forward for the victims, forward for their families, forward for the fans, and forward for country music. No one could ever expect something like this to happen, so if you’re reading this just take a second to appreciate waking up today and getting to live your life and make sure you hug your loved ones a little tighter. If you’re suffering today, just know that this ole boy is thinking about you and that you are never alone. #CountryStrong #VegasStrong.”

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One year ago today my world changed, my band and crew’s world changed, and the whole world changed. A night meant for music was silenced by the sound of gunfire. 58 people lost their lives that night and thousands more will never be the same. We are in no way fully healed, and may never be, but we are all a hell of a lot stronger and continue to move forward. Forward for the victims, forward for their families, forward for the fans, and forward for country music. No one could ever expect something like this to happen, so if you’re reading this just take a second to appreciate waking up today and getting to live your life and make sure you hug your loved ones a little tighter. If you’re suffering today, just know that this ole boy is thinking about you and that you are never alone. #CountryStrong #VegasStrong

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5. Maren Morris

“Dear Hate, I hate to tell you that love is gonna conquer all…” Thinking of the fans we lost a year ago. You’ll always be the 3 chords and the truth. .”

6. Jake Owen

“I will never forget the evening of October 1st, 2017. A year ago today people were loving life. They were singing along. Families and friends. 58 lives were lost and thousands were injured and lives changed forever. You will always be in my heart and on my mind.”

7. Thomas Rhett

“Today my prayers go out to everyone affected by last years events. I pray that everyone affected buy this tragedy can find peace from the Lord and comfort beyond understanding. So much love coming from the Akins yo you today. 🙌🏼”

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8.  Leah Turner

“Forever in our hearts and prayers. Thank you first responders and the people that banded together and stood strong.

9. Big and Rich’s Big Kenny

“Sending big hearted love out to our Vegas and Country Music Family today. .”

10. Drew Baldridge

“Its been exactly a year since I played at Route 91 Harvest Festival. This whole year its weighed heavily on my heart for those we lost. Tonight we are playing a benefit show in Vegas for all the families effected by the shooting.

11. Ryan Hurd

“Can’t believe it’s already been a year. Love to everyone in our community. To the fans, to families that will never be the same. God bless you.

12. Chris Young

“I don’t open up very often so I hope everyone takes this message as I mean it. It has been a year since #Route91 happened… so much loss for no reason during something that should have been a happy moment for everyone present. I was there, I’m lucky to be alive, and I will never forget the loss that so many had to suffer through that day and all the days since. I’ll never forget having to call my family saying I hoped to see them again. I love you all. Cherish every day you have.”

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‪#CountryStrong #VegasStrong‬

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13. Kip Moore

“We live in a world with so much violence these days, that we’re becoming more and more numb to tragic events. I wasn’t there and I didn’t loose anyone close to me and I’m not struggling with the anxiety that the survivors may be dealing with. But…I’m well aware of how tragic this day was and my heart goes out to family of the victims and prayers to those reeling ever since this day. #VegasStrong #CountryStrong.”

14. Reba McEntire

“Join me in pausing to remember those lost in the Route 91 tragedy a year ago today. My heart goes out to their families and friends. #CountryStrong #VegasStrong”

 

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