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Valley vigils honor lives lost in Las Vegas Strip shooting

Active Shooter Reported Near Las Vegas Casino Hotel During Country Music Festival

Former first lady of Nashville Traci Peel was in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire on a crowd at as outdoor music festival, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 400.

During the event, organizers collected donations to the Music City Cares Fund, pledging 100 percent would be sent to help with the immediate and ongoing needs of victims in Las Vegas.

He then performed a powerful cover of Simon and Garfunkel's classic tune "Bridge Over Troubled Water".

Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill and Amy Grant were just some of the performers who joined forces for the special event. "And so I did know those people, in that way, and it just really hit me".

The singer retold their conversation during a vigil for the victims at Ascend Amphitheater Monday night.

"Our friends live in Nashville and they said this was happening tonight, so we felt like we kind of wanted to be here", Wilson, New York, resident Linda, 56, who happened to be passing through Nashville by way the Cumberland River on a four-month family boat trip, told Rolling Stone Country.

Elizabeth Lawler works for Live Nation, the concert promoter behind the Route 91 Harvest Festival.

A video posted by a Twitter user showed a crowd of people fleeing from a nearby music festival after the shots were reported.

He'd later welcome Grant to the stage who led the audience in a moment of silence and prayer. Those aren't the candles that matter, those aren't the lights that matter.

The moving event was organized by Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, along with the CMA and Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

The mass shooting in Las Vegas is being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern USA history.

Both were held - along with many others across the U.S. - after suspected gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at an open air concert in the city. "You shouldn't have to worry about dying", Barry said.