Country Superstar Releases Las Vegas Video… 1 Million Views In Less Than 24 Hours

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, it didn’t take long for Americans to react with messages of condolence and defiance. One of the most epic may have come from country superstar Garth Brooks.

In a viral video posted to Facebook that got more than 1 million views in less than 24 hours, Brooks praised the strength of those who endured the worst mass shooting in American history.

“We saw a lot of bad things,” Brooks said. “What I saw was a lot of courage. Saw a lot of love. Can’t thank the women and men in blue enough. Can’t thank the firefighters and EMTs and hospital staff, you got the SWAT teams, everybody, the volunteers — it’s pretty sweet.

“I’m very proud of how the audience handled stuff,” Brooks continued. “When people were laying down on people to protect them … Character flows in country music.”

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He also quoted a line from his favorite movie, “Starman”: “When things are at their worst, you are at your best.”

As for artists, Brooks urged them to get back out there and perform.

“I can’t imagine the people, the artists that have gigs tonight. And I know you’re probably wondering what to do,” Brooks said.

“The show must go on,” he added. “It just does. When things go bad, doctors go to work. When things go bad, policemen go to work. And when things go bad, music and musicians go to work.”

“If you’ve got a gig tonight, you have all my strength and all my love,” he says. “Because those people in those seats come to get away from it all. To be happy, and joyous. To sing and to love one another.”

“I’ll go first,” Brooks says, before starting an acoustic version of “The Change.”

If that doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, I don’t know what will. Thank you, Garth Brooks.

H/T Wide Open Country

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