Music City cares fund established as the country music community joins the nation and the world in a state of mourning.
NASHVILLE, TN — Country music knows heartache songs, and it’s singing one today.
The country music community joins the nation and world in a state of mourning after a gunman rained bullets onto a sea of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night, killing more than 50 and injuring more than 400 people in one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.
Country star Jason Aldean was performing onstage as the gunman, perched on a high floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, interrupted the three-day festival with a hail of gunfire from automatic weaponry.
About 22,000 people were at the concert, police said.
Today The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee 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 in the shooting.
Donations to the Music City Cares Fund are tax-deductible.