One 12 months in the past, 58 nation followers had been killed on the Route 91 Harvest music pageant in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017. The tragedy, which is the deadliest mass taking pictures in U.S. historical past, additionally left 851 others injured and a lifelong impression on those that survived, in addition to the nation neighborhood as a complete. But on the one-year anniversary of the tragedy, among the style's greatest stars are proving to be #CountrySturdy.
Jason Aldean, who was onstage on the time of the taking pictures, was one of many first to share a heartfelt message in tribute to the victims and survivors on Monday (Oct. 1), writing, "Thinkin about our Route 91 household at the moment" on Twitter and Instagram. Several of Aldean's fellow nation stars additionally took to social media to honor these misplaced within the tragedy, together with Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Young, the latter of whom was on the occasion when the taking pictures occurred.
"I’ll always remember the loss that so many needed to endure via that day and all the times since," Young wrote. "I'll always remember having to name my household saying I hoped to see them once more."
Morris, who launched a poignant observe known as "Dear Hate" within the wake of the taking pictures, tweeted a line from the track, additionally writing, "Thinking of the followers we misplaced a 12 months in the past. You’ll all the time be the three chords and the reality."
Many of the artists who tweeted known as for followers to affix them in a second of silence on nation radio stations that passed off at 1:05 p.m. ET on Monday, together with Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire and Zac Brown Band. "Our ideas & prayers are all the time with you," Bryan added.
Newer nation star Luke Combs was additionally at Route 91 when pictures rang out and shared an impassioned submit on Instagram, maybe sending an important message of all of them: "We are on no account absolutely healed, and will by no means be, however we’re all a hell of loads stronger and proceed to maneuver ahead. Forward for the victims, ahead for his or her households, ahead for the followers, and ahead for nation music."
See among the messages from the nation neighborhood beneath.