Vigils in honor of the country music concert massacre in Las Vegas were held around the country Monday night.
"We're here to lift up those who died".
"I think that as people go to sleep, I think we have to think how to ensure this won't happen again, important to make this not okay, not normal and not let this be the everyday realities of our families".
On Sunday, 59 people died and 527 were injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room into the crowd outside, in what is now the worst mass shooting in USA history.
"This is the kind of city that will wrap its arms around you, and that is exactly what we're here to do tonight", the evening's master of ceremonies, actor Charles Esten said as he began. After Vince's song, his wife Amy Grant joined him on stage, urging the crowd to lean over and touch the person beside them, before leading a prayer.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and CMA CEO Sarah Trahern and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp. Last week's followed violence at a local church.
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"People hit the ground and jumped over things".
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"We shouldn't have to worry about gunfire in those places, and you certainly shouldn't have to worry about dying, but in both of those places, we saw innocent lives wiped out, and families' lives changed forever", Barry stated.
"I started this morning finding out about it and being shell-shocked".
Before performing a cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water", Urban shared a poignant moment from Monday morning.
Non-profit organization the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which raises funds for issues affecting the state, has announced it is establishing a new fund dedicated to helping victims of the Las Vegas shooting on Sunday night.
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