Chris Younger paid tribute to the victims of Sunday’s Las Vegas mass taking pictures.
The nation music singer was at Jason Aldean‘s efficiency in the course of the Route 91 Harvest Competition when a gunman recognized as Stephen Paddock shot and killed over 50 folks and injured over 500 folks. Younger’s efficiency on Wednesday night in Fresno, Calif. was his first because the tragedy and when he took the stage he devoted his first track, an acoustic cowl of Vince Gill‘s “Go Relaxation Excessive On That Mountain” to the victims of the Las Vegas taking pictures.
Reporter Cory James shared a video from the dedication on Twitter Wednesday.
Earlier than he took the stage, Younger took to social media to speak about Sunday’s tragedy. “Hey guys, I am sitting on my bus, I do know I have not actually stated a complete lot apart from what I stated on Twitter the evening of every little thing that occurred in Vegas, however folks misplaced their lives and folks have been injured and I am so heartbroken over that,” Younger stated within the video message.
He continued, “My ideas are with these households and everybody that is having to undergo that and take care of that, that ought to by no means occur at a live performance. I hugged my household and talked about what I used to be gonna do that week so far as this present that I am gonna play tonight. However I am a musician and music can heal. So I am hoping that it is a evening of attempting to try this for lots of people which can be right here. Thanks to all the primary responders, firefighters, cops and everyone that was simply serving to folks they did not even know.”
“And I like you guys very a lot,” Younger concluded the video.
After the taking pictures, Younger despatched out a collection of tweets sharing his story. “Spent I do not understand how lengthy on the ground of a trailer behind the stage… know a number of individuals are lifeless. Listening to that gunfire…” he wrote. “I am actually shaking nonetheless. Why. I am not gonna say anything apart from I am fortunate to be alive. As are many others… and so many individuals are gone… that is heartbreaking.”