Chris Young was in Las Vegas this past Sunday (October 1st) and experienced first-hand the tragic events of the Route 91 Harvest Festival. That night, he turned to Twitter during the shooting to share what was happening. Since then fans haven’t really heard from Chris until Wednesday (October 4th) night, before his scheduled show in Fresno, California.
Chris opened up in a video message to fans on social media. He said: [“Hey guys, I’m sitting on my bus. I know I haven’t really said a whole lot, other than what I said on Twitter the night of everything that happened in Vegas, but people lost their lives, people were injured and I’m so heartbroken over that. Thoughts are with those families and everybody that’s having to go through that, and deal with that…that should never happen at a concert. I hugged my family and talked about what I was going to do this week, as far as this show that I’m going to play tonight, but I’m a musician and music can heal. So, I’m hoping that this is a night of trying to do that for a lot of people that are here. Thank you to all the first responders, firefighters, police officers and everybody that was just helping people that they didn’t even know…and I love you guys very much.”] SOUNDCUE (:55 OC: . . . guys very much.)
Chris opened his show in Fresno with a rendition of Vince Gill's "Go Rest High On That Mountain" in tribute to the victims.
Chris was scheduled to be on the West Coast this weekend as part of Jason Aldean's They Don't Know tour, however as we reported earlier, Jason has canceled those shows in the wake of the tragedy.