Country music group Lady Antebellum took time to pray for the families of those who perished after the massacre at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. While they country band was on stage in Manchester, England, they took the time to pray. Lady Antebellum is led by Hillary Scott who has recently released a #1 Christian album with her family entitled Love Remains.
On the night of October 1, 2017, gunman Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and injured another 489 when he opened fire on a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Between 10:05 and 10:15 p.m. PDT, 64-year-old Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, fired hundreds of rifle rounds from his suite on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay hotel. About an hour after firing ceased, Paddock was found dead in his hotel room from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His motive remains unknown. The incident is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in U.S. history.
"We wanted to take a second formally and with unity to acknowledge what happened a couple of days ago," says Hillary Scott, addressing the band and crew as they hold hands.
"I think all of us here are dealing with it, and we know people who were there, and everybody on stage, off stage in Vegas - and being so far away from home, we're not gonna live in fear here. This is a safe space because we're all here together, and because not only have I and our family and so many people here - so many people we don't even know have prayed for us before we got here."
Scott then asks her husband and the band's drummer, Chris Tyrrell, to pray, noting with a tearful voice that she wouldn't be able to get through it. He asks for a sense of peace for everyone attending the show.
"I know it's not by accident we get to be the representation of country music to this city on this night and one of the first performances post-Vegas," he says. "We don't take that lightly, we feel the weight of that."