CITY OF NASHVILLE, NCVC, AND CMA HOLD VIGIL HONORING VICTIMS OF LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

03/10/2017

NASHVILLE — CMA joined with Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Monday at Ascend Amphitheater to offer the Nashville community the opportunity to honor victims of the Las Vegas shooting. 

Speakers included Barry; Sidney Cox, The Cox Family; Charles Esten, star of CMT's "Nashville;" Amy Grant; and Sally Williams, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry, and CMA Board Chairman.

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

Although the windy evening prevented a full candlelight glow from the crowd, 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 setup 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.

Hundreds of Nashvillians gather inside Ascend Amphitheater Monday during a candlelight vigil in honor of the Las Vegas shooting victims. 

Photo Credit: Hunter Berry/CMA

News Archive

KELSEA BALLERINI, LUKE BRYAN, KENNY CHESNEY, DAN + SHAY, OLD DOMINION, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND KEITH URBAN SET TO PERFORM AT “THE 52nd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” (19/10/2018)
Signed, Field, Delivered (18/10/2018)
Grand Ole Opry 93rd Birthday Bash (16/10/2018)
Kane Brown Wins Three 'American Music Awards,' Carrie Underwood Performs (11/10/2018)
George Strait Announces 2019 Las Vegas Shows, Ashley McBryde To Open (11/10/2018)
Faith Hill Signs Up To Host 'The World's Best' Talent Competition On CBS-TV (11/10/2018)
Ward Thomas New Single ‘Never Know’ Announce 15 Date UK Tour New Album ‘Restless Minds’ Out February 1st (05/10/2018)
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE CLAIMS HISTORICAL 100-WEEK RUN ON BILLBOARD HOT COUNTRY SONGS CHART (03/10/2018)
THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION HOSTS 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN NASHVILLE (28/09/2018)
Dustin Lynch Welcomed As Newest Member Of The Grand Ole Opry (20/09/2018)

 

Older News Items