Jim Winkler, general secretary of the National Council of Churches, said: 'I have been watching the news out of Las Vegas and have been praying for the victims and their families.
The mass shooting in Las Vegas began Sunday night during fellow country singer and Nashville resident Jason Aldean's performance to conclude the three-day Route 91 Harvest Festival, a country music event also attended by Jake Owen, Big & Rick, Kane Brown and Luke Combs, among others.
"There were 22,000 people trying to help each other in that moment", Paczkowiski said.
Several artists performed, including Keith Urban, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, and Alison Krauss, with Chip Esten emceeing. "It's the one thing about country music that's always been at the center of it and that it is community, it's about community".
"I started this morning by finding out about it, and being shell-shocked all morning", he said, telling the crowd he had to explain to his nine-year-old daughter how such an event affects so many. "I'm honored to be here as a voice for the innocent", he said before strumming the song's first line. Why don't you go out and you be the light? We recommit ourselves to working for a society in which acts of violence like these are unheard of, and that people can live, work, and enjoy restorative time without fear'.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry reminded people that this was the second vigil held in the city within the past eight days-the previous Monday commemorated the lives damaged and lost in a church shooting just on the outskirts of town in Antioch.
They put the event together quickly "in an effort to offer Nashvillians an opportunity to show their love for the victims of this deadly shooting", they wrote.
Reverend Kyungsu Park says as a nation we are grieving and hurting; He would like to see people come together and heal together.