Jason Aldean Pays Tribute to Route 91 Family on First Anniversary of Massacre
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Other country music stars like Eric Church, Maren Morris and Chris Young have also remembered the victims of Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre through their social media posts.

AceShowbiz - Jason Aldean has marked the first anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival massacre by sending love to his fans.

The country star was headlining the event in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017 when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd from his room at the Mandalay Bay hotel overlooking the open-air concert.

Almost 60 music fans lost their lives as they ran for cover and a year on, Aldean didn't want the day to pass without paying a personal tribute to the victims, survivors and family members.

"Thinkin about our Route 91 family today. #vegasstrong," Aldean posted on Twitter and Instagram on Monday morning, along with a picture of the Route 91 Harvest festival logo.

Aldean took part in the Country Rising benefit show on November 12, 2017, and helped raise more than $4 million (GBP3 million) for the victims of the Route 91 tragedy and Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

He also honoured the Route 91 victims at this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival and ACM Awards.

The country star recently told news show "Today" he hates the fact that he'll forever be associated with the shooting incident.

"That's not something I want on my resume for the rest of my life," he said. "For me, it's something that I want to forget, but it's something that I choose to not relive over and over."

And he still feels awful for the families of fans who never came home after the show.

"When somebody buys a ticket to our show or comes into an arena to watch you play, we want them to come, have fun, get home safe, and come see us the next time we're in town," he added. "The last thing we're thinking is they're going to show up and never leave."

Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Chris Young, who was at the event when the shooting took place, have also posted tributes on social media.

Young wrote: "I will never forget the loss that so many had to suffer through that day and all the days since. I'll never forget having to call my family saying I hoped to see them again."

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Other stars, like Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, and Zac Brown Band also asked fans to join them for a moment of silence staged by country radio stations across the U.S. and Canada.

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