This has been such a devastatingly difficult week. I say that as someone who was nowhere near Las Vegas during the attack and has no friends or family that were harmed or lost. I find it difficult to talk about, so I can’t imagine how those attending the festival have been able to find any words at all.
Brittany Aldean’s husband (Jason) was onstage when the shooting started, while she watched with friends and family from a tent closer to Mandalay Bay. Brittany posted this statement this morning:
Jason had previously released a statement expressing his heartbreak for the injured, those that were lost, and the families of all of the victims.
Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Fear, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas
Aldean has also decided to cancel his upcoming shows, planned for this weekend.