Brittany Aldean, the wife of country musician Jason Aldean, has reflected on the Route 91 incident, which took place five years ago and left an estimated 61 people dead and more than 600 injured.
On Saturday (October 1), Brittany Aldean shared an Instagram photo including an image of the Las Vegas sign covered in flowers in honour of the victims of the tragedy.
I can’t believe 5 years have passed already. Today and always, you are in our hearts and minds. The hashtags #route91family, #countrystrong, and #vegasstrong were also used by her.
During Jason Aldean’s performance, Brittany Aldean’s husband was shot. Stephen Paddock, the alleged shooter, opened fire from his 32nd-floor Mandalay Bay hotel room, using at least 24 guns.
Previous to the release of 11 Minutes, a new documentary on the shooting in which Aldean participates, he spoke openly about his own experience.
His bass player “was simply staring at me like a deer in the headlights” when he heard the gunfire, he recalled. “At that point, my security guard was onstage yelling at me to get off and waving me off.”
According to Brittany Aldean’s husband, one of the highlights of every trip to Vegas is seeing a concert. ‘He just went about his day like normal,’ he said. Crews are out and about, hard at work in preparation for the performance.
Brittany Aldean Described Her Terrifying Experience at the Route 91 Harvest Festival
A few days after the deadly shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, singer Brittany Aldean posted an Instagram story detailing her terrifying experience at the concert.
Aldean admitted that he was still unable to wrap his head around the events of the previous evening. It’s as if I’m still in a trance, he said.
After the Route 91 concert, Brittany Aldean took a moment to express her gratitude to the first responders who had come to the aid of the concertgoers.
It astonished her at the time, and it still does to this day. We will be eternally grateful to these individuals who put the safety of others ahead of their own.
Brittany Aldean confirmed that she was not with her husband but rather with pals in a tent nearer Mandalay Bay when the shooting began. Naturally, my initial inclination was to rush up to him, and I’m sure he felt the same way.
When we heard gunshots, we ducked behind the stage equipment with our traveling family. In my mind, all I can think is, “I never even got to hold my daughter.”
It was a difficult time for the Aldean family because Jason’s wife was 30 weeks along with their first child.
She told the crew and her pals that she loved them before ducking for cover and waiting out the storm.
We got off easy, that’s for sure. The grief we feel for our loved ones who have passed away is indescribable.
God comfort them and their loved ones in this time of tragedy. Every one of you has been and always will be in our thoughts and prayers.