Country Stars Mark Anniversary Of Vegas Mass Shooting

Country music stars like Jason Aldean and Maren Morris took to social media on Monday to mark the first anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

“I will never forget the evening of October 1st, 2017,” wrote Jake Owen, who performed at the festival. “A year ago today people were loving life. They were singing along. Families and friends.

“58 lives were lost and thousands were injured and lives changed forever. You will always be in my heart and on my mind.”

Here’s what some other artists had to share:

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One year ago today my world changed, my band and crew’s world changed, and the whole world changed. A night meant for music was silenced by the sound of gunfire. 58 people lost their lives that night and thousands more will never be the same. We are in no way fully healed, and may never be, but we are all a hell of a lot stronger and continue to move forward. Forward for the victims, forward for their families, forward for the fans, and forward for country music. No one could ever expect something like this to happen, so if you’re reading this just take a second to appreciate waking up today and getting to live your life and make sure you hug your loved ones a little tighter. If you’re suffering today, just know that this ole boy is thinking about you and that you are never alone. #CountryStrong #VegasStrong

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