Keith Urban Leads Candlelight Vigil For Las Vegas Victims In Nashville — Watch His Performance

Keith Urban

The country community is coming together in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting.

As reported, domestic terrorist Stephen Paddock opened fire during Jason Aldean‘s set at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Vegas on Sunday, killing 59 people and injuring more than 500 others.

On Monday night, Nashville hosted a candlelight vigil paying tribute to those affected by the tragedy.

Keith Urban led the evening with a heartfelt performance of Simon & Garfunkel‘s Bridge Over Troubled Water for a crowd of approximately 600 people.

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He told the audience:

“I started this morning finding out about it and being shell-shocked. My 9-year-old asked, ├óΓé¼╦£Dad, you seem quiet.’ I said, ‘Yeah a lot of people died last night,’ and she said, ├óΓé¼╦£Did you know any of them?’ They’re like family. It’s the one thing about country music. It is a community. I do know those people. It just hit me.”

Watch his performance (below):

Also at the vigil were Nashville‘s Charles Esten, Alison Krauss, and Vince Gill, who sang Rest High on the Mountain.

All donations made to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s Music City Cares Fund will go to Las Vegas “to help with the immediate and long-term needs of victims,” the organization announced on Twitter.

[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]

Oct 3, 2017 11:19am PST

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