Talk about a triumphant return.
Fresh off his huge win at last night’s ACM Awards, “Entertainer Of The Year” Jason Aldean stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to perform his single “You Make It Easy”, and to discuss his harrowing experience during the Las Vegas shooting.
In the interview clip above, Jason describes what he heard as the first shots were fired. “I was onstage, and in our ear monitors that we wear, it just sounded like uh, a guitar amp — you know, something that was just crappin’ out.”
He reveals that he didn’t really know what was happening until he was pulled offstage by security personnel. “We got to the side of the stage, and that’s kind of when I realized what was going on. I pulled [my monitors] out and that’s when [my security] kind of told me what was going on.”
It’s been a difficult six months for the country music superstar. The shooting, which occurred on October 1st, 2017, during the Route 91 Harvest music festival, was the deadliest in US history, leaving 58 people dead.
“It’s tough. I mean, I — I felt like people were there to see my show, and um…obviously the last thing you want is for anybody to get hurt.” But Jason opened up about how visiting the wounded put the tragedy into perspective. “It was one of the hardest things I’d ever had to do, but it was also — to me, seeing them and some of the strength they had, you know, just being, just happy to be alive and make it through that allowed me to look at it in a different light, too.”