As the nation and the world try to make sense of the mass shooting in Las Vegas Sunday night that left at least 50 dead and 200 injured, the country music community is reaching out, after a tragedy that hits particularly close to home.
The shooting took place during two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean‘s set at the Route 91 Harvest festival.
Here’s how the stars were processing their grief Monday morning on social media:
Shania Twain: Heartbroken over the news of Vegas. My thoughts with all the innocent victims and their families x
Blake Shelton: My deepest sympathies and prayers to anyone has been affected by the Vegas shooting last night. I don’t even know anymore… Why?
Thomas Rhett: I just can’t even fathom what happened in Vegas. My heart is broken. My love and all my prayers go out this morning to every family and friend who suffered loss, and everyone who was there. May God be with you through this tragic time.
Taylor Swift: There are no words to express the helplessness and sorrow my broken heart feels for the victims in Vegas and their families.
Brad Paisley: I love country music, our fans, and our industry. We are a family. And we are hurting together today. God be with the victims. #prayforvegas
Kelsea Ballerini: Just sad. And so sorry for the fans who came to sing and dance and be free and happy. thinking of everyone there & my friend Jason Aldean.
Brantley Gilbert: Please pray for all of the victims of the tragic act of terror and cowardice in Las Vegas…. pray for their families and friends….
Brett Eldredge: My heart hurts… what in the world?! Let’s all show Vegas we have their back in this madness… praying for all of the victims and for the country music community… damn this hits close to home… We WILL get through this.
Dan + Shay‘s Dan Smyers: The world needs love.
Chris Janson: Heartbreaking news this morning. We are praying for everyone. Jesus, be with these people. Unbelievable. This world makes me sad.
Lauren Akins, wife of Thomas Rhett: Praying for Vegas. Praying for our friends who are there. Praying for our Nashville country music community. Praying for all the fans. Jesus, please be so close to everyone who is hurting. There are so many. Regardless of our political, spiritual, or any kind of beliefs-we have got to learn to love each other. So thankful for the first responders-they are heros. I’m at such a loss for words, God bless everyone involved.
Grand Ole Opry: Our hearts are completely broken over the news from Las Vegas. We are praying for the victims and our entire country music family.
Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry: Devastated over the loss of precious people in Las Vegas. Speechless over this calculated evil and complete disregard for human life… Inspired by all who helped each other, protected each other, and loved each other thru it. #lasvegas #stopthehate
David Nail: Beyond difficult to control my emotions this morning. This is just so tragic, and so close to home, and will forever change so many!
Easton Corbin: Woke up to such horrible news. There are no words. Praying for all the victims and their families affected by the tragedy in Vegas.
Parmalee: This is horrific news & our prayers go out to everyone effected by this. This hits very close to home and is a sad day for the whole world
Eli Young Band: Nothing clever to say today. How do we explain this to our children?How do we as artists and fans wrap our heads around this? #prayforvegas
LeAnn Rimes: Waking up to the most devastating news from Vegas. Praying for everyone caught in the midst of this horrific act. Praying for the souls lost. Praying for their loved ones. Praying for even just a moment of peace for everyone’s hearts today.
Pistol Annies‘ Angaleena Presley: Hug someone. Hold a hand. Smile at a stranger. Mass love is the only defense from such madness.
Tyler Farr: Didn’t expect to wake up to see this, this morning. Prayers out to everyone affected by this tragic event in Las Vegas.
Neal McCoy: Absolutely Heartbroken,,,, Prayers up for all the folks, fans, artists, victims and families for everyone suffering in Las Vegas…
Kane Brown: Prayers to Vegas
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