Route 91 Remembered At The ACMs

April 16, 2018
Jason Aldean ACM

Photo Credit: Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via USA TODAY NETWORK

For many artists and fans returning to Las Vegas for the Academy of Country Music Award Show was a difficult decision. 

The ACMs did a great job showing support for everyone who was affected by Route 91. Leading up to the award show various artists voiced their opinions about returning to Las Vegas. 

We have faith in our country community and we have faith in our Vegas community. #VegasStrong

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The red carpet showcased our glammed country artists, many of who were wearing pins to honor Route 91 victims and survivors. 

We are thankful to get to be a part of country music. We are thankful we get to live in a country where our voices can be heard. We are hopeful that together we can create a better world for our children. To the many still living with injuries and trauma from that night in Las Vegas, we want to do everything we can to continue to support you-and today we honor you by wearing the number 851. To the fans, road families and family members of those who lost someone-we wear this number today-58-to let you know one thing: we have not forgotten you. We have not forgotten your names. Carrie, Nicol, Steve, Andrea, Denise, Sandy, Chris, so many lost, and so many loved ones still mourning. You are with us not only tonight in Las Vegas as we come together, but every single night in every single town. We love you all, Thomas Rhett and Lauren #fansfirst #vegasstrong

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Today we honor the ones we’ve lost, and we hold hope for the future that we can come together in love. #fansfirst #851581

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The Academy of Country Music Awards started the show with an opening that so perfectly paid tribute to everyone affected by Route 91. 

If you made it to the end of the Award Show, Jason Aldean won Entertainer of the Year for the 3rd year in a row and gave a shout out to his Route 91 family. 

What he said. Our Entertainer of the Year, @jasonaldean ------

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