Social Media Reacts to Jason Aldean's 'Saturday Night Live' Performance


Kudos to Jason and Brittany for visiting those impacted by this heartbreaking act of violence.

Aldean and his band had been performing during the Route 91 Harvest Festival last Sunday when Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room above the country music event, killing at least 58 people and injuring almost 500 in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

"I'm Jason Aldean. This week we witnessed one of the worst tragedies in American history. Like everyone I'm struggling to understand what happened that night and how to pick up the pieces and start to heal", Aldean said starting the show.

Country music superstar Jason Aldean, along with his wife Brittany, made the emotional trip back to Las Vegas just one week after the harrowing Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting, which claimed over 50 lives and injured more than 500 concertgoers.

On Oct. 1, Aldean, 40, was performing the closing set at the outdoor country music festival that was at the end of its third day when gunman Stephen Paddock fired bullets from his 32nd-floor hotel room at the Mandalay Bay on the crowd of more than 22,000 concertgoers.

'So many people are hurting. "They're all part of our family", Aldean said Saturday night.

"I want to say to them, we hurt for you, we hurt with you". "We're gonna work through these tough times together, all the way".

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'Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit - it's unbreakable'.

In another tribute to those killed and injured, the Las Vegas Strip went dim from 10:05-10:16 p.m. on Sunday night to mark one week since the shooting.

The local CBS outlet posted pics of Aldean meeting with some shooting victims in the hospital.

Aldean then played "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty, who died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles last week.

White offered a ton of praise to Everlast - who stepped in and performed instead.

White opened the event with a message: 'Don't be afraid. Together, we will be stronger than ever, ' Yahoo Sports reports.