It's a night many country artists will never forget. Jake Owen, Chris Young, Jason Aldean and John Rich were among the stars in Las Vegas for Route 91 Harvest Festival when tragedy struck a year ago today, October 1st 2017.
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Route 91 Festival shooting, and the sad occasion won’t go unnoticed. In fact, country radio stations around the country will observe a one-minute moment of silence today at 10:05 am Vegas time, in honor of the victims of the shooting.
In addition, Nevada stations across all formats will participate, as will some record companies, publishers, music organizations like the CMAs and the ACMs, in Nashville, and other music cities.
In some cases the moment of silence will actually be 58 seconds, as a way of commemorating the 58 lives lost.
I will never forget the evening of October 1st, 2017. 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.— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) October 1, 2018