Following his ‘Entertainer of the Year’ win at the 2018 ACM Awards, country music star Jason Aldean sat down with Ellen DeGeneres to discuss is latest musical endeavors and the aftermath of the tragic Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting.
“It was tough,” Jason began, opening up to the television host about visiting the victims in the hospital.
“I feel like they were there to see my show and obviously the last thing you want is for anyone to get hurt. It was tough to go back to see people in the hospital and some of them in comas and things like that,” Jason reflects. “(It was) one of the hardest things I ever had to do but it was also to me, seeing them and seeing the strength they had just being happy to be alive and make it through that, it sort of make me look at it in a different light. I got nothing to be whining about.”
While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jason also recalled the exact moment when the violence began. At the time, the singer was on stage performing and did not know what was occurring.
“When it started, it was just crazy,” recalls Jason. “The ear monitors that we wear, it sounded like a guitar amp or something that was just crapping out and I didn’t know what it was.”
Jason didn’t just focus on the tragedy during his interview, he also talked about the birth of his son, Memphis, just three months after the shooting and performed his song “You Make It Easy.”
Watch Jason’s full interview with Ellen below!
Check out his live performance of “You Make It Easy”, too!
Last week, Aldean released his brand new album, Rearview Town and his forthcoming High Noon Neon Tourwith Lauren Alaina and Luke Combs kicks off on May 10th.
High Noon Neon Tour Schedule
5/10/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
5/11/18 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Arena
5/12/18 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
5/17/18 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/18/18 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
5/19/18 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
5/25/18 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
5/26/18 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
5/27/18 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
7/13/18 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/14/18 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
7/15/18 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/21/18 Atlanta, GA SunTrust Park
7/25/18 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
7/26/18 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheater at the Wharf
7/27/18 Brandon, MS Brandon Amphitheater
7/28/18 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
8/10/18 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/11/18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
8/17/18 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
8/18/18 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
8/19/18 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/23/18 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
8/24/18 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
8/25/18 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
9/7/18 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
9/13/18 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
9/14/18 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
9/15/18 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
9/20/18 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
9/22/18 San Bernardino, CA Glen Helen Amphitheater
9/27/18 Sacramento, CA Toyota Amphitheatre
9/28/18 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
9/29/18 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheater
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