Las Vegas is where Jason Aldean celebrated one of the high points of his hugely successful career.
He won the Academy of Country Music’s entertainer of the year award there in April for the second year in a row.
“You guys don’t know how much I love getting up and doing what I do every day,” he said during his acceptance speech.
Aldean was performing at the Route 91 Harvest music festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on Sunday night when gunfire broke out.
A video posted on social media showed Aldean and his band fleeing the stage mid-song as bullets flew.
At least 59 people were killed and more than 520 were injured, authorities said.
The country star took to Instagram to say the incident was “beyond horrific.” Read more