Nashville Holds A Vigil For Las Vegas Shooting Victims
The City of Nashville held a vigil at the Ascend Amphitheater last night to honor the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting that the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
“Nashville” star Chip Easton opened the vigil with a few words, sharing that everyone was gathered to “wrap our arms around Las Vegas and all those who suffered,” from the attack, adding “we’re hear to lift up” those who died, those who are wounded and their loved ones, as well as those who are “mourning.”
Vince Gill was the night's first performer, singing “Go Rest High on the Mountain” and “Amazing Grace,” while his wife Amy Grant led the audience in a prayer. Keith Urban also attended the vigil, singing Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” and talking about having to discuss the tragedy with his daughter, and explaining to her that the fans “were like family.” And Alison Krauss closed the performances with a beautiful version of “Amazing Grace.”
The Chainsmokers Share Message Following Las Vegas Tragedy
The Chainsmokers play a lot of shows in Las Vegas so it’s understandable they felt personally affected by this weekend’s shooting at the Route 91 Festival that left 59 people dead and over 500 injured.
“Festivals are supposed to be fun safe places," the EDM duo write on Instagram. "The only solace at this moment is reading about the stories of bravery certain individuals showed to one another while the chaos transpired and reading about the incredible response of people around the country donating blood and helping in any way they can."
The pair add that they hope the tragedy “leads to some real reflection about our laws and security,” ending the post by telling folks to “take a moment and tell the people you love around you how much they mean and realize how many people involved in this tragedy will not have the opportunity to do that ever again.”
Music Quickie The CW postpones iHeartRadio Music Fest special: The CW just announced that they're postponing their two-night iHeartRadio Music Festival special, which was scheduled to air tomorrow and Thursday. “Out of respect to the victims of last Sunday’s terrible tragedy in Las Vegas, and their families, The CW Network and iHeartMedia will be postponing this week’s TV broadcast of the iHeartRadio Music Festival,” the network said in a statement. “New broadcast dates will be announced at a later time.”