The music community was rocked twice on Monday. What’s being called the “Las Vegas Massacre” has left the world reeling from the senseless act of terrorism Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip where 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured during Jason Aldean’s set.

But also on Monday night, news broke that rock legend Tom Petty had passed after going into Cardiac Arrest Sunday night in his home. According to reports, the 66-year-old icon was rushed to hospital where he was put on life support with “minimal brain activity”. The official statement of his passing was announced early Tuesday morning.

Today, I was reminded that Chris Stapleton – one of my favourite voices in Country music – covered Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” alongside Maren Morris last year at the Ryman.

Just – this. Everything this.


~ Care

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