Jason Aldean’s Record Label Reacts to Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting: ‘Our Hearts Are Broken’
BBR Music Group, the record label home of Jason Aldean and more, has released a statement reflecting on the tragedy that unfolded late Sunday night (Oct. 1) and early Monday morning (Oct. 2), when a mass shooting took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nev. Those from the label who were in attendance at the event are "safe and uninjured," but the company expresses its horror that so many fans and listeners were not as lucky.
"The country music community is a FAMILY, and our listeners are part of that family. They put food on our tables and allow our artists and staff to live our dreams by going to events like last night," reads BBR Music Group's statement, signed by Jon Loba, the company's executive vice president. "While our artists and staff are safe, our hearts are broken for those listeners in our extended family who just wanted to share a night of great music and the camaraderie that is the hallmark of country music."
Country Stars Respond Following Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting
More than 50 people were killed and more than 500 people were injured in Monday morning’s shooting, which took place during Aldean’s headlining set on the Route 91 Harvest Festival’s final night. A fan-shot video video shows the country star performing “When She Says Baby” as shots begin to ring out; Aldean rushes offstage mid-song once he realizes what’s happening.
“Tonight has been beyond horrific,” Aldean writes on Instagram. I still don’t know what to say ..."
Las Vegas police have identified 64-year-old Stephen Paddock as the suspect in the shooting. He is dead.
Other artists who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, which ran Sept. 29-Oct. 1, include Chris Young, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Eric Church, Maren Morris, the Brothers Osborne and Luke Combs. BBR Music Group's other artists who performed include Walker McGuire and Adam Craig.
Remembering the Route 91 Harvest Festival Shooting Victims