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Las Vegas Shooting

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The Country Music Association lifted its ban on questions about the Las Vegas tragedy around noon on Friday after growing social media outcry from musicians and journalists.

"CMA apologizes for the recently distributed restrictions in the CMA Awards media guidelines, which have since been lifted. The sentiment was not to infringe and was created with the best of intentions to honor and celebrate Country Music."

Chas Sisk / WPLN

Midday at the senior center in Dickson, and Police Sergeant David Cole is giving his audience a pep talk.

He admits that seemingly random killings have injected an element of fear into public life. One that could lead people to conclude that they're defenseless any time they gather together.

"And some people would say, 'I can defend against it. I won't go,'" he says, triggering a knowing chuckle from the audience. "Well, if you don't do that, they win. They win."

Sunrise Hospital / via Twitter

It was an HCA facility that treated more patients than any other hospital after the Las Vegas shooting a week ago: Sunrise Hospital received about 200 wounded concert-goers within an hour.

The Nashville-based hospital chain says it expects to learn from the unprecedented mass casualty event.

Julieta Martinelli / WPLN


The deadly mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas hit close to home for many Nashvillians. They responded last night with words of encouragement — and country music.  

Jason Aldean via Instagram

This post is being updated throughout the morning. 

Jason Aldean says he and his crew are safe. The country music star was performing Sunday night in Las Vegas when a shooter opened fire on the crowd from a nearby hotel tower.