Keith Urban performs moving tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims

Music City put together an impromptu candle vigil on Monday night (Oct. 2) to remember the victims who lost their lives or were injured in the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday.

Sally Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Artist Relations for Opry Entertainment, reiterated Esten's family mission that the city of Nashville holds tightly to and encouraged folks in Music City to love on the ones returning home after witnessing such a tragedy.

Keith Urban, who told the crowd he was "shell-shocked" upon learning of the shooting Monday morning, sang loud enough to be heard across the Cumberland when delivering a devastatingly emotional version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Water", which included a brief, blink-and-you'd-have-missed-it tease of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" - a subtle tribute to the late rock legend.


People filled the seats of Ascend Amphitheater for a benefit concert featuring the likes of Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and Keith Urban.

The CMA, which oversees a festival that draws tens of thousands of people to the streets of Nashville every year, said in a statement that they will continue partnering with security experts at the federal, state and local levels, including the Metro Police Department.

A video posted by a Twitter user showed a crowd of people fleeing from a nearby music festival after the shots were reported.


"It's the one thing about country music that's always been at the center of it, in that it is community". "Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of each other".

Krauss moved the crowd with her own angelic performance of "Amazing Grace", inspiring others to join her in singing. "You shouldn't have to worry about gunfire in those places". But Esten reminded mourners that didn't matter. "You shouldn't have to worry about dying", Barry said. You go before us and beneath us.



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