CMA, City Of Nashville Honor Victims Of Las Vegas Tragedy With Candlelight Vigil

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• October 3, 2017

Hundreds of Nashvillians gather inside Ascend Amphitheater Monday during a candlelight vigil in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims. Photo: Hunter Berry/CMA

The CMA, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp offered the Nashville community a place to grieve and unite last night at Ascend Amphitheater to honor the victims of the unspeakable tragedy in Las Vegas.

Those offering up words of comfort and support at the candlelight community vigil included Barry, Sidney Cox, The Cox FamilyCharles Esten, Amy Grant, and Sally Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry/CMA Board Chairman.

The vigil also included performances by Vince Gill (“Go Rest High On That Mountain”), Alison Krauss with Barry Bales, Ron Block, Sidney and Suzanne Cox (“Amazing Grace”), and Keith Urban (“Bridge Over Troubled Water”).

The windy evening prevented a full candlelight glow from the crowd, but Esten closed the program by urging the community to let their lights shine from within and support one another. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) has set up the Music City Cares Fund, with 100 percent of donations going to help immediate and long-term needs of victims from the shooting. Click here to learn more.

Keith Urban performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water” during a candlelight vigil Monday at Ascend Amphitheater in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims.
Photo: Hunter Berry/CMA

Alison Krauss (second from right) is joined by (left to right) Suzanne Cox, Barry Bales, Sidney Cox, and Ron Block for a performance of “Amazing Grace” during a candlelight vigil Monday at Ascend Amphitheater to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. Photo: Hunter Berry/CMA

Amy Grant joins Vince Gill onstage following his performance of “Go Rest High On That Mountain” to lead a prayer in support of the Las Vegas shooting victims during a candlelight vigil in Nashville Monday at Ascend Amphitheater. Photo: Hunter Berry/CMA

 

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