Country star keeps tour rolling
COUNTRY star Jason Aldean brought the party back yesterday in his return to the stage after the deadly mass shooting that broke out while he was performing in Las Vegas, but the fun was tempered by the sting of the tragedy.
Three songs into his show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the singer launched into a five-minute speech that honored the 58 killed and nearly 500 hurt in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.
But Aldean took a defiant tone in telling concertgoers to resist living in fear, and he called for more of the national unity he’s seen since the attack.
“These people are going to continue to try to hold us down,” Aldean said. “To those people that keep trying to do that, I say (expletive) you, we don’t really care.”
They pumped their fists and held up American flags as Aldean continued.
“I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn’t get a chance to,” he said.
The Georgia native is one of country music’s biggest stars, touring in support of his album They Don’t Know.
The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 in 2016.
Country star Jason Aldean