While some of country music’s biggest stars were in Las Vegas at the time of the devastating shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, many others were at concert stops across the United States and around the world. And as news of the Oct. 1 tragedy trickled out to those traveling overseas, they had two options—cower at the fear of being in a foreign land or embrace the opportunity to share their message of love. Little Big Town chose the latter.
From the stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Scotland, with an enthusiastic audience loudly chanting “U-S-A, U-S-A,” Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman spoke eloquently on behalf of the band about the horrendous massacre in Vegas.
“It takes a whole lot of people to put on our show,” she began. “And our whole lot of people had a whole lot of friends in Las Vegas last night. We are holding them close in our hearts, and we are here to do what country music does, and that is love without any pretense, any evil.”
Little Big Town shared a video clip of the moment on Instagram and wrote, “Wish you could feel the love from Scotland last night. It was powerful and emotional and we’re gonna do everything we can to spread it around.”
Little Big Town has just two more shows in the United Kingdom before they return to the States, but Lady Antebellum is also in the U.K. with Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young for the next week.
Godspeed to those amazing ambassadors of love and country music.