Music City and the Nashville music community are deeply saddened for our dear friends in Las Vegas. Our hearts go out to the victims and all involved in the terrible tragedy and we want to do our part to help how we know best.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has established the Music City Cares Fund, with 100% of the donations going to Las Vegas nonprofits to help with the immediate and long-term needs of victims from the October 1st shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. If you'd like to give, please visit cfmt.org today.
Columbia Nashville GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Maren Morris released “Dear Hate (feat. Vince Gill)” in response to this tragic event. 100% of her proceeds from “Dear Hate (feat. Vince Gill)” will be donated to Las Vegas nonprofits via the Music City Cares fund.
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The Music City Shop is donating $5 from every online and in-store purchase of the Spread Love, It's the Nashville Way t-shirt and hoodie to the Music City Cares Fund. Purchase at the Music City Shop at the Nashville Visitor Center or buy online at shop.visitmusiccity.com.
Through December 31, 2017, all in-store purchases of $75 or more at the Music City Shop and Music City Marketplace will include a free Spread Love t-shirt.
Any vacation package booked through the NCVC by December 31, 2017 with an arrival date between October 16, 2017 and December 31, 2017 will include a free Spread Love t-shirt.
I Won't Back Down
Jason Aldean, who was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the shooting began, opened SNL on October 7, addressing the tragedy and performing "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty, who passed away on October 2. The song is available through digital retailers and streaming services, with all proceeds going to the Direct Impact Fund to benefit victims of the shooting. Get the details, and get the song.
Why Not Me
Eric Church headlined the first day of the Route 91 Harvest Festival on September 29. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, he spoke emotionally about the shooting during his performance at the Grand Ole Opry and wrote and dedicated this song to those victims.
On Monday, October 2, 2017, the Nashville community gathered at Ascend Amphitheater for a vigil to spread love from Music City to Las Vegas. Charles Esten, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Mayor Megan Barry, and others shared hearts and music for Vegas. You can see a recording of that night below or on WKRN's Facebook page.