The July 20 shooting massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, which left 12 dead and dozens injured, happened just one day before Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney were set to bring their Brothers of the Sun tour to Denver (about 20 miles from Aurora). The country stars decided the show must go on, but they took time out to offer their condolences to the local fans, who were understandably still trying to make sense of the tragedy.

"I'm thinking about y'all and we're praying for y'all," Tim shared from the stage. "Our job tonight is to come out here for just a little while and put a smile on your face, to cut loose, have a good time and have a party in remembrance of all the fine folks who lost their lives. But before we do that, we wanted to do something for you guys that we thought might lift your souls a bit."

The singer then launched into a Christian song, "More Power to Ya," before continuing with his set. See Tim address the crowd in the video player below.

The "Truck Yeah" singer is joined by several other country artists in expressing sorrow over the shooting. Several have shared thoughts about the incident over social network outlets.

"My heart and prayers go out to the folks in Aurora, CO, Reba McEntire tweeted. "I'm so sorry this has happened. I don't understand it."

"There are no words to describe how terrible the Colorado theater shooting is," Brad Paisley tweeted. "I'm so sad. Praying for these families."

Luke Bryan shared his thoughts on his Facebook page, writing simply, "prayers for all those affected by the tragic events in colorado."

Charlie Daniels shared, in part, "The true extent of the suffering [shooter James Holmes] has caused can only be felt by the family members of the dead victims and those who lie in hospital beds, their lives forever changed for doing something as mundane as walking into a movie theater. My heart and prayers go out to each one of them."

The Boot extends our sympathies to those affected by the tragedy.

Watch Tim McGraw in Denver