Country Artist Jason Aldean Remembers Victims of Route 91 Shooting In Las Vegas Every Day
Jason Aldean was on stage performing when the Route 91 shooting started in Las Vegas. The popular country artist stops to reflect on those we lost that day.
Two years after the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas, singer Jason Aldean says he thinks daily about the people who died that day. The popular country artist was on stage performing when the shots rang out. His world forever changed that day.
Jason Aldean Reflects on Route 91
“This will always be a tough day for us. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about our @Route91Harvest family,” the “You Make It Easy” singer tweeted.
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) October 1, 2019
“For us, it’s sort of been a daily thing,” Aldean said in an interview last month. “Every night in our meet-and-greets, we meet new fans who were here. I don’t think we’ve played a show this year where we haven’t had survivors come out to the show. I feel we do that on a daily basis, not just as the anniversary’s coming up.”
Jason Aldean’s wife remembers
Jason Aldean’s wife, Brittany, also posted a photo of herself and Jason looking at the Mandalay Bay hotel.
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“This day will always be a tragic memory. Always in our thoughts and prayers,” she wrote.
Las Vegas mass shooting
On October 1, 2017, the Las Vegas shooter targeted the music festival while Aldean performed.
From a perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel, the shooter killed 58 people enjoying the Route 91 Festival. And another 422 people were injured before the shooter killed himself as police closed in on his location.
However, despite an extensive investigation, little is known about what motivated the Las Vegas mass murderer.
Director and producer Robby Starbuck expressed the frustration many have with the lack of answers.
“Two years ago 58 people were killed and 800+ were injured by a terrorist at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas and the FBI still hasn’t told us the real story or revealed the motive,” he tweeted. “We deserve to know everything about the motives of the maniac who did this. #VegasStrong.”
Remembering the Route 91 massacre
Aldean remembers. As people from around the U.S. and the world also marked the solemn second anniversary.
Christan singer Kaya Jones shared her memory of that awful night.
“This is the day that changed my life and many others forever,” she tweeted. “October.1.2017 I had the privilege of being apart of singing “God Bless America” an hour and a half before the insane events started. I am honored we blessed America with each other. Never forget #October1st”
As Jones expressed, it’s comforting in a way to know so many joined together to sing “God Bless America” not knowing the terror to come.
And Greg Zanis, who made 58 crosses to honor the victims after the shooting, replaced the 58 crosses with new ones.
— KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) October 1, 2019
Mourners gathered for a vigil at the site on Monday night. And photo images of each of the 58 victims were held up as people sang and prayed together.
#Now: People have gathered on Giles Street tonight, behind the Route 91 concert grounds.
— Darlene Melendez (@DarleneMelendez) October 2, 2019
While the vigils and remembrances are a symbol that something horrific took place, it’s certainly uplifting to see Americans come together to honor the victims. God bless Jason Aldean as he connects people through his music and everyone impacted on that tragic day at Route 91.