LUKE COMBS was on the side of the stage watching Jason Aldean perform when the shooting started at the Route 91 Festival. Even though it’s a tragedy he’ll never forget, he thinks bringing it back is the right thing to do.
He tells Taste of Country, quote, “It could be the kind of show that can be a show of solidarity. You can’t let something like that dictate what you’re going to do because that’s what those people want . . . they want people to remain in fear.
“I’m not going to be scared to live my life, so I think it’s a really good thing that it would go back.”
Luke has been back to Vegas a few times since the tragedy and he found it was “cathartic” and “healing.”
He believes bringing the festival back would be a good way to honor the victims and survivors. Quote, “Any time we’re on the west coast, there is somebody . . . and even multiple people . . . who were at the show.
“It’s a sad, but really neat connection to have with your fans who were there with you. We have helped them heal and they have helped us heal. So I would be very welcoming of seeing that festival come back.”