TULSA, Okla. — Country music star Jason Aldean was on stage when a gunman killed 58 people at a Las Vegas music festival.
Thursday night, the singer resumed his concert tour in Tulsa.
He played hit after hit during the concert, which was a return to normal, for him, his fans and for those mourning the loss of so many innocent lives.
Only three songs into his set, Aldean slowed it down, sharing a defiant message: one of unity and perseverance.
“Even though sometimes the United States may seem really divided, like we’re fighting with each other but at the end of the day this is the best country in the world,” Aldean said. “I want this not to be something that’s gonna be a downer for the rest of the night. I wanna play this show for you guys, a show that the people of Las Vegas came to see and didn’t get a chance to.”
Aldean also said getting in front of a crowd and performing is helping him move forward.
He says that kind of therapy will continue.
There are 13 more shows left on his tour.