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Dierks Bentley performs at UMC in wake of Las Vegas shooting

Updated October 10, 2017 - 10:22 pm

Country music star Dierks Bentley visited University Medical Center on Monday, where he played an acoustic set and said he’s “at a total loss for words” over the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting.

Bentley posted messages and a photo on his Instagram page shows him playing an acoustic set for the hospital staff. Last week, he donated blood for victims of the shootings.

few more from #Vegas tonight. everyday heroes among us.

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The day after the tragedy, Bentley told the Hollywood Reporter, “Those fans are all family to us. It’s a community like no other, and I’m sure I know some people that were killed or wounded,” he told the Hollywood Reporter. “We see a lot of the same faces on the road. It’s a really tight group. The boundaries between the audience and the stage are thin, metaphorically, in country music.”

On Sunday, country music star Jason Aldean visited University Medical Center on Sunday, spending time with critically injured patients. The day prior, Aldean performed on “Saturday Night Live,” declining to participate in a UFC ceremony to honor the victims and first responders at T-Mobile Arena, UFC president Dana White said.

Aldean was performing at the festival Oct. 1 when the shooting started.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

stopping by #vegas to say hi to some folks

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The Risers #vegasstrong #ccfd #dierksbently

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