Country Stars React to Horrific Shooting in Vegas

October 2, 2017

Sunday night’s Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas came to a catastrophic end when a shooter opened fire on the crowd. The three-day country music festival was coming to a close with headliner Jason Aldean onstage when rapid gunfire was heard and chaos ensued. Artists, their bands and crew hid while fans ran to nearby hotels and attractions for safety. As of this morning, over 50 people are dead and hundreds more have been injured. The gunman was later found dead in his Mandalay Bay hotel room.

Country star Jake Owen had finished his set just prior to Aldean’s performance. His tweets offer a real-time reaction to the events and included sending love to his four-year-old daughter.

Chris Young, who was there but not featured on the festival official line-up, also Tweeted immediately following the events.

The country music community, as a whole, is reacting to last night’s events with shock and condolences. Las Vegas is a frequent stop on tour rosters and is also the home of the annual Academy of Country Music Awards.