Jason Aldean Has Heartfelt Words for Tulsa

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Country star Jason Aldean took a defiant tone as he resumed his tour nearly two weeks after a gunman opened fire during his show in Las Vegas, killing 58 people.

After the attack, Aldean canceled several shows out of respect for the victims and their families.

"Every day we think about the 58 people that lost their lives, I don't really count that a-- that was doing the shooting." he said.

He thanked the fans for coming tonight and said that they were going to help them get through it as well.

He admitted he was unsure about how to play the first show back, since he wasn't sure how fans would react.

So at Tulsa's BOK Center, 11 days after that Vegas show, Aldean was back where he belonged. "I want to play the show for you guys that the people in Las Vegas came to see and didn't get a chance to".

Two of Las Vegas shooting survivors were present at Thursday's concert, according to Tulsa radio station KWEN-FM (K95.5).

The singer visited shooting victims in a Las Vegas hospital Sunday.

Aldean is scheduled to perform in New Orleans on October 26 at Champions Square, an outdoor venue surrounded by tall office buildings.

Aldean called on his fans to resist the urge to live in fear, rallying for more of the kind of unity he says he's seen since the Las Vegas shooting. "A week in a half later they're in Tulsa finally getting to finish the Jason Aldean concert", the radio station writes on Facebook. "And you guys have been a big reason for that tonight, so thank ya'll so much for being here".

Jason Aldean performs in Tulsa, OK; ABC News RadioAs Jason Aldean took the stage Thursday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma, it could've been any other night on his They Don't Know trek - until he sang his third song.



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