Tennessee-Based Vegas Fund Created
The music community is ready to help after Sunday’s shooting. The newly-established Music Cares Fund, created by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is taking Tax-deductible donations can be made at CFMT.org. Nashville of course is a country music hub.
Miley, Adam Sandler Sing for Vegas
Jimmy Fallon had Miley Cyrus and Adam Sandler on his show last night to sing No Freedom… CLIP and the Miley sang her song the climb.
Taylor Swift Sends Flowers to Vegas Victim
Taylor Swift sent flowers to the police station of an officer who was injured in Vegas on Sunday. Thankfully, the officer is in stable condition and she is expected to make a full recovery.
Keith Urban Sings at Nashville-Based Vegas Vigil
A vigil was held last night in Nashville for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, and Keith Urban was among the performers. First he spoke a little bit about how his daughters couldn’t totally understand why he was so sad, and he talked about how country music is a tight-knit community, and then he played Bridge Over Troubled Water. (Scroll to 21-ish)
Jason Aldean Speaks About Vegas
Jason Aldean took to Instagram yesterday to reflect upon his day yesterday. He of course was on stage when the shooter began his rampage.
Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Fear, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas
Lady Gaga Holds Meditation/Prayer
She later held a 20-minute Instagram Live session last night where at one point over 40k people were meditating, praying or sitting in silence together. (I did it. It was oddly comforting, sitting in silence with thousands of other people just trying to calm their minds.)
Tom Petty Passes On
After hours of misinformation, it was confirmed last night by his family that Tom Petty passed away. Paul McCartney sent condolences to the family on social media, Paul Stanley of Kiss called him a brilliant songwriter, and John Mayer said he covered his songs because he wanted to know what it felt like to fly. Eric Clapton called Petty a huge part of our musical history. Joey Kramer of Aerosmith called him a music legend, and Alice Cooper said it was rare to find someone who commanded such universal respect in the business. Petty was was 66. (Side note: if you’ve never heard Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers” album, do yourself a favor and check it. I may or not be listening to it as I type. I totally am. It’s. So. Good.)
Coldplay Honors Tom Petty
Coldplay performed in Oregon last night and did a little cover of Tom Petty’s free fallin with REM guitarist Peter Buck.
Musicians Team Up for Puerto Rico
Yesterday, Luis Fonsi, Ricky Martin, Nicky Jam and Chayanne got together to fly down to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief.
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