Country star Jason Aldean witnessed a true tragedy when a lone gunman killed more than 50 people and injured nearly 500 during Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.
Opening up about the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Aldean talked about his mental state in the shooting’s aftermath. “It definitely took me a little time to wrap my head around it and I needed some downtime to kind of step away from it for a little bit and get home, and one of the things that helped me, personally, was the birth of my son,” the country singer told SiriusXM’s “The Highway”.
“That gave me a chance to focus on something else,” Aldean explained in Friday’s interview. “Within a couple months I saw the worst thing you could possibly experience and then I saw the best thing you could possibly experience, with him being born.”
The country crooner celebrated the birth of his first son Memphis on Dec. 1, exactly two months after the shooting.
“So blessed today to see my little man come into the world,” he previously captioned a photo of his newborn.“In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what it’s all about. I can’t wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean… 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar.”
Aldean, 40, released his first single since the tragedy called “You Make It Easy” on Friday.