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Jason Aldean Releases Statement After Being on Phase During Las Vegas Shootings

The Last Facebook Post From A Veteran Who Was Killed In Las Vegas Reminds Us Of The Long Road Of Healing Ahead

We are still reeling from the shock of the unspeakable violence in Las Vegas. There is no telling how long it will take this wound to heal, but however long it takes, we must remember that it will take even longer for the victims of the shooting and their families. One of the victims of the shooting was Christopher Roybal, a 28-year-old Navy veteran who had served two tours in Afghanistan. In his final Facebook post he answered a question many of his friends ask, “What is it like to be shot at?” The post stands as a reminder of the long road of healing our nation has ahead of us and is a call to be near and with those most affected by this tragedy.

WARNING: Roybal’s final post may be emotionally distressing or difficult for some readers. If you feel like it may be too much for you, please do not read it and join us in sending out prayers for the Roybal family and those affected by Sunday’s shooting.

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Keith Urban Singing “Lean On Me” Will Put a Much-Needed Smile on Your Face

When Keith Urban sings just about any song you can hear the warmth and empathy in his voice. Urban was one of many artists Bobby Bones invited to his radio show to play a song for the victims of the Route 91 Harvest shooting. Urban brought the classic, “Lean On Me” and made us believe that we could actually lean on him, if needed.

And it’s definitely needed right now.

Kelsea Ballerini Eloquently Expresses Message of Love —”I Was Reminded That Each Day Really Is A Gift”

While many people are still struggling to find the right words for comfort following the tragic shootings in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Kelsea Ballerini found the words to eloquently express her feelings on the event and how we can all stand to be a little nicer by spreading the love.

“Still having trouble processing yesterday,” she wrote in her post. “Because it’s not the kind of hate anyone should ever be able to process, understand or accept. Felt numb, then felt scared and then just incredibly sad. But then I watched the sun come up this morning. And I was reminded that each day really is a gift. And that there is still beauty around if you look for it. And that we have the ability to make people happy. To make people feel loved. And heard. And accepted. No matter what career you have or what you believe in or what change needs to happen, we all have that power as human’s right now.

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Through Tears Garth Brooks Says, “The Show Must Go”

Before singing “The Change,” Brooks shared, “The show must go…the show must go on…when things go bad, doctors go to work. When thing go bad, policemen go to work. When things go bad, music and musicians go to work,.Those people in those seats, they come to get away from it all, to be happy, to be joyous, to sing, and to love one another. That’s what it’s all about. So, you got a gig tonight? The music starts tonight. Start it again, start spreading the love. Start creating the greatest power music holds, and that’s the power to heal.”

This Is Not How It’s Supposed to Be

In the last 4 years or so, since launching OneCountry.com, I’ve been to at least 200 concerts. Maybe more, maybe less. I’ve been to shows with 50,000 people and private events where I sang karaoke with people you see on TV every week. People at these shows are young, old, rich and poor. Sometimes, they’ve saved up all year to buy tickets and sometimes, they have more VIP passes around their necks than you thought possible.

I’ve gotten to know a few artists on a pretty casual level. I’ve become friends with people who work for these artists.

This is not how it’s supposed to be.

This isn’t a– oh, I coud’ve been there thing, even though I could have been. This is different. It hits close to home. It’s scary, it’s tragic– it’s unnecessary. This is not how it’s supposed to be.

People go to shows to let loose, to enjoy, to get away. There shouldn’t be any fear when you’re singing in unison with 30,000 other people.

That is an unbelievable thing to type.

This is not how it’s supposed to be.

Jimmy Kimmel Chokes Back Tears During Emotional Late Show Monologue

In recent months, Jimmy Kimmel has been known to take time out of his usually funny monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to get real and discuss serious current events going on in the world. Last night the late night host took 10 minutes to talk about his feelings on the Las Vegas deadly shooting that has affected us all.

He started his monologue, with a tone of frustration that yet another tragic event had to take place in our country “Well hello everyone. Here we are again in the aftermath of another terrible inexplicable, shocking and painful tragedy—this time in Las Vegas which happens to be my hometown.”

Choking back tears he talked about those who lost their lives in this senseless act.

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Thanks To Social Media And A Good Samaritan, 5-Year-Old Aden Huser Reunited With Mom After Being Separated During Shooting

Many stories are emerging from the fateful night of mass shootings during Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

One such story, from ABC News, is that of 5-year-old Aden Huser. The young boy was enjoying Jason Aldean’s set with his mom, sister and Aunt. As many of us have done over and over, Aden’s mother Doris, left her son with his aunt while she took her 8-year-old daughter to the bathroom.

It was then that the shooting from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay hotel began. In the mass confusion, people started running for cover. Doris did not know where her son and sister were. Sadly, little Aden had no idea where his mother was either.

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Country Stars Remember Tom Petty

After news of Tom Petty’s death hit the Twittersphere, country stars, who were influenced by the legendary singer, spoke out to share their condolences and disbelief.

Petty died at 8:40 p.m. PST of cardiac arrest, after he was found unconscious at his Malibu home, on Monday Oct. 2.

Petty’s family released an official statement:

“On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 PM PST surrounded by family, his bandmates, and friends.” – Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Country stars such as Shania Twain, Reba Mcentire and Randy Houser, who were saddened by the sudden loss, took to social media to remember the musical giant.

Brothers Osborne Fight Through Tears to Perform “While You Still Can”

Often, with this job, people ask me who the coolest or most fun person I’ve ever interviewed is. My answer changes here and there with a couple of different artists, but one answer always remains the same– the Brothers Osborne will always be my most favorite, fun people to talk to.

They are truly the most sincere, genuine, fun, funny, entertaining brothers and people.

John and TJ took to the Bobby Bones show to play a new, unreleased tune called “While You Still Can” for the victims of the shooting.

After the song, they shared, “It’s amazing that we can come here…the power of music… it’s really messed up that music was involved in such a tragic thing. It doesn’t make any sense to us.”

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