Keith Urban performs at candlelight vigil for Las Vegas shooting victims


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated the performance took place in Las Vegas. In fact, the show occurred in Nashville, Ten. The story below has been updated.

Keith Urban took to the stage in Nashville on Monday for a performance that held a lot more meaning than your typical show.

He performed at an impromptu event dubbed Nashville Vigil for Las Vegas, a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of the horrific shooting at Sunday’s Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival, which left 59 dead and hundreds injured.

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According to People, Urban performed a haunting cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, telling the crowd about trying to explain what happened to Sunday Rose, his 9-year-old daughter with wife Nicole Kidman.

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“I started this morning finding out about it and being shell-shocked. My 9-year-old asked, ‘Dad, you seem quiet,’” Urban told the crowd. “I said, ‘Yeah a lot of people died last night,’ and she said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ ”

That led Urban to an epiphany. “They’re like family,” said Urban of country music fans. “It’s the one thing about country music. It is a community. I do know those people. It just hit me.”

Spreading love from Music City to Las Vegas. Thank you, @keithurban. #vegasstrong

— Nashville Tennessee (@visitmusiccity) October 2, 2017

Prior to the vigil, Urban took to Twitter to admit he feels “stilted and speechless” by what took place.

Stilled and speechless… Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected. – KU

— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) October 2, 2017

Urban’s fellow country star Garth Brooks took to Facebook in a video to share his thoughts on what took place in Vegas.

Admitting he “saw a lot of bad things,” Brooks also shared that he “saw a lot of courage. Saw a lot of love.” Watch:



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