NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jason Aldean has built his career on his live show that entertains tens of thousands of fans every year. But after a mass shooting at a festival in Las Vegas, the country star is still carrying the weight of that tragedy.
Aldean, who was onstage performing when a gunman opened fire on the outdoor music festival last October, said for a long time he was reliving the shooting “a thousand times a day.” The aftermath has been a complicated road of emotions for him, from guilt to anger and disbelief.
With a new album “Rearview Town” coming out this Friday, country music’s Everyman singer said that he found some perspective after visiting with some of the survivors at a Las Vegas hospital and seeing their strength.
Aldean returns to Las Vegas on Sunday for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.