Sometimes the best way to heal from a loss is to find fellowship with those who have endured the same. That’s why support groups exist. So, in the wake of the devastating shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, Dierks Bentley flew to Las Vegas and created an impromptu support group. And it’s hard to tell who was there for who.
Dierks shared images from his visit to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, where he visited with first responders and hospital staff, sang a few songs and shared a few hugs. He wrote, “Thank you @umcsn for letting me stop by and hang with y’all for a little bit. Thank you for sharing your stories and your time. I needed that. #vegas #vegasstrong #firstresponders.”
Yes, they are “everyday heroes,” as the singer-songwriter called them, but so is Dierks himself. Music is healing, and he is providing that with songs like “Hold That Light.” Dierks wrote “Hold That Light,” to honor the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in 2013 while attempting to extinguish the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona.
We have to add that Dierks, a licensed pilot, flew himself to Vegas for the visit, and he also grabbed some video of the flight. Warning, this is pretty dizzying footage, but it also shows he can nail a landing.