Luke Bryan Calls for Moment of Silence in Wake of Orlando Shooting [WATCH]
On the final night of CMA Music Festival 2016, Luke Bryan called for a moment of silence to honor those affected by the Orlando shooting.
From stage, Bryan told his 55,000 fans, "I want us to take a brief moment of silence and let's think about all those families that have been affected in Orlando, Florida, and what happened in our great nation last night." His statement was met with applause. "So let's take a moment of silence and pray for all of the families and everybody affected," he concluded, as the crowd fell silent.
“For me, music has been the ultimate healer,” LBT’s Karen Fairchild said in a video from The Tennessean. “We will not let the haters destroy what we love and enjoy, and we will not live in fear of this, and tonight is going to be a celebration of life and love and harmony.”
LBT also posted on Instagram before their time onstage, sharing the lyrics of “Miracle” along with this promise: “We’ll sing this for Orlando tonight.”
“Knee deep in trouble so much struggle / I could use your helping hand / I want some peace, some sweet release / Pull me up from the sinking sand / Waiting on Heaven to send down / Some healing for this heart / Down by the river waiting for this water to part / So just send it on / I need a miracle.”
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