On October 1, 2017, 60 country music fans were gunned down while attending a festival in Las Vegas.
Fans had come from all over the country to watch a stellar lineup of superstars, including Jason Aldean, who was on stage when the shooting began.
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Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate
Three days after the shooting, Eric Church played “Why Not Me”, a reflective song he’d written about the day at the Grand Ole Opry.