Jason Aldean Peforms for Thousands in NLR

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Thousands of country music fans gathered in North Little Rock Friday night to see a country music superstar perform in one of his first public appearances since the mass shooting in Las Vegas 12 days ago. 

Less than 2 weeks ago Jason Aldean had to run for cover when a gunman fired into the crowd on the Vegas strip. 

Friday night he was back on tour performing at the Verizon Arena. 

His first public performance since the tragedy in Las Vegas was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday night. 

Jason Aldean fan Ladonna Fulks showed up to the concert from Jacksonville, Arkansas.

She said, "This sign right here means a lot."

She made a small poster with a big meaning. It showed support for Las Vegas. 

"We're praying for them. They're in our thoughts," she told us. 

She was just one of the thousands of the country music superstar's fans at the concert Friday night. 

Sandy Vick drove to North Little Rock from Paragould, Arkansas. 

Vick said, "Nothing's going to stop me today. Nope. Nope."

Marlena Richardson drove about 4 hours to see Aldean perform.

Richardson said, "No not stopping."

Less than 2 weeks ago a gunman opened fired while Aldean performed in Las Vegas. 

Lindsay Davis from Herber Springs said, "I think just coming to support him was the biggest deal."

Holly Ridge from Texas said, "It was terrible what happened over there but I'm not letting it stop us."

We met people waiting for the doors to open the Verizon Arena. 

Sherri Scott said she was checking the concert off her bucket list, "Check it off."

We met one dad who brought his son for his birthday. 

Dakota Lane said, "I'm about to be 11 but I guess you can say (I'm) 10 (years old)."

People drove to the concert from around the state. 

Jimmy Porter said he came from "Vilonia, Arkansas."

Vick said, "It took me about 2 hours and 15 minutes to get here."

Brian McCoy said he drove from "Conway, Arkansas."

Holly Ridge and her husband drove in from Texas.  

She said, "We're from the Dallas area. It was a what? 5 hour drive."

Everyone's reason was a little different about why drove them to be at the concert. 

Karen Hempstead said, "We got paid today so I'm coming to buy my ticket."

All the fans we talked with said they will not let the Las Vegas tragedy keep them from coming to the concert.

Fulks said, "I'll never stop going to country concerts."

Sandy Vick wore a shirt with an American Flag on it. 

She showed us it and said, "I'm proud to live in America."

Many people told us they are praying for the victims' families and friends' who continue to grieve. 


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