In light of the tragic events that hit our country family, Nashville is coming together tonight to honor and remember the victims of the Route 91 Vegas Mass Shooting that left 58 dead.
After being at many country shows for The Bull and meeting so many country fans, it's easy to see how close knit of a community country music lovers are. It's generally a crowd of happy, fun loving people just out to have a good time and enjoy some good down-home music. Something like this at a country show, feels like we lost family. At the Bull, we are at a loss for words and devastated this happened.
Nashville, the extension of our country family is feeling the same. Nashville mayor Megan Barry told the Tennessean, "An unimaginable scene of terror has shocked and saddened our nation. This tragedy hits especially close to home as so many of the artists and crew represented at this music festival are Nashvillians seeking to entertain and bring joy to country music fans around the world. My heart goes out to the friends and family members of the victims of this deadly shooting, and we pray for a speedy recovering of those injured."
A candle light vigil to remember the victims will be held at Nashville's Ascend Amphitheater to mourn those who lost their lives during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
A GoFundMe has also been set up to help the victims and families.
One of the first victims identified in the shooting was a Tennessee native. Sonny Melton grabbed his wife and was rushing her to safety when he was shot in the back.
We're praying for all the victims and their families. So sad and senseless. This terror in our world need to stop and we all need to come together for each other. God bless the first responders who saved countless lives in this tragedy too.