Kid Rock challenges country to change following “senseless” Las Vegas tragedy Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Kid Rock speaks onstage during the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 6, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for CMT)

The numbers keep getting worse.

Fifty-eight people dead. At least 515 injured.

That’s 58 people that were probably a lot like you — fans of country music who loved to escape the craziness of the world by going to a concert. The Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas is enough to break even the toughest of hearts.

And one of those hearts belongs to Kid Rock.

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Hours after a gunman opened fire on the Route 91 Harvest Festival crowd, Kid Rock headed to his Twitter feed to say what many were already thinking.

“Praying for all in Las Vegas. So senseless and sad,” he wrote. “My heart bleeds for all the victims. It is beyond time for our country, and the world, to unite and do whatever we can to stop all this madness.”

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A number of Kid Rock’s country music friends had been on-site at the festival in the hours before the tragedy, where headliner Jason Aldean was performing when the shooting spree began.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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