Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Amy Grant, and Charles Esten gathered together Monday night to help host a vigil at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater, honoring those who had lost their lives through the senseless act of violence on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Charles opened the night with a speech, pointing out the strength of the country music community. Vince Gill took the stage to perform an emotional "Go Rest High on That Mountain," then introduced his wife Amy Grant to the stage to lead the crowd in prayer.
Keith Urban performed "Bridge Over Troubled Water," after sharing the story of how he talked about the tragic events with his nine-year-old daughter earlier that morning.
“Our nine-year-old, as I was driving her to school said to me, ‘Dad, you seem quiet.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, there were a lot of people killed last night.’ And she said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ And I said, ‘Well, not that I know of.’ And then she said, ‘Then why are you so sad?’ And I said, ‘These were innocent people horrifically taken. And they’re like family. It’s the one thing about country music that’s always been at the center. It’s about community.’ And so, I did know those people in that way.”
The night ended with Alison Krauss and members of The Cox Family singing a beautiful rendition of "Amazing Grace."