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Jason Aldean, country stars react to terrifying mass shooting in Las Vegas

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Concertgoers leave the scene of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after over 200 people were shot in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty) Concertgoers leave the scene of the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after over 200 people were shot in Las Vegas. (Photo by David Becker/Getty)
Jason Aldean performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) Jason Aldean performs on NBC's Today show at Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Country music star Jason Aldean had just taken the stage when over 500 people were shot at a music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night.

According to law enforcement, the gunman killed 59 people in the attack at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. Approximately 20,000 people are believed to have been in the area.

The gunman reportedly killed himself inside his hotel room before police were able to confront him.

Aldean posted this on his Instagram account early Monday morning:

Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate

Aldean's wife, Brittany, also reacted to the news on Instagram:

We are safe... our angels were definitely watching over us tonight. No words for what happened... Just horrific. Praying for everyone

Country Aircheck has published a "safe list" of all of the artists and crew members who have been confirmed to be OK after the shooting.

  • Jason Aldean band and crew
  • Live Nation's Brian O'Connell
  • BMG/Broken Bow staff
  • KWNR's Big D
  • KCYE's Paul Knight and Mike "Mad Dog” West
  • Jake Owen band and crew
  • Keith Gale, Good Company Entertainment
  • Kane Brown band and crew
  • Luke Combs band and crew
  • Sony staff
  • Curb staff
  • Dylan Scott band and crew
  • BMLG staff
  • Adam Craig and crew
  • Josh Abbott Band and crew
  • Big & Rich band and crew
  • Radio personality Kris Daniels
  • SiriusXM personalities and crew
  • The Big Time's Jackie Stevens

Several artists took the stage at the country music festival throughout the day on Sunday. The festival had two stages.

Main Stage:

  • Dee Jay Silver - 3 p.m.
  • Tyler Reeve - 3:05 p.m.
  • Josh Abbott Band - 4:05 p.m.
  • Kane Brown - 5:15 p.m.
  • Big & Rich - 6:35 p.m.
  • Jake Owen - 8 p.m.
  • Jason Aldean - 9:40 p.m.

Sirius XM Stage:

  • Jordan Mitchell - 2:45 p.m.
  • Muscadine Bloodline - 3:30 p.m.
  • Dylan Schneider - 4:20 p.m.
  • Adam Craig - 5:10 p.m.
  • Dylan Scott - 6:10 p.m.
  • Luke Combs - 7:20 p.m.

Country artist Jake Owen took the stage before Aldean.

Country duo Big & Rich also performed earlier in the evening. 

Several of the other artists who performed earlier in the day have posted updates on Twitter.

Several other country music artists were in the area during the shooting, including Chris Young, who said he is "lucky to be alive."

Many other country music stars have reacted to the news on Twitter.

The Country Music Association, which handles CMA Fest, released a statement about the shooting.

Stay with News 4 for updates on this developing story.

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