Jason Aldean addresses mass shooting at Borderline Bar just over a year after Vegas tragedy

Jason Aldean is offering his thoughts on the tragic Borderline Bar & Grill shooting.

The “You Make It Easy” singer was on SiriusXM’s “CMA Awards Radio” where he was asked by host Storme Warren to weight in on the mass shooting, which claimed the lives of 12 people at a college night event in Thousand Oaks, California, on Nov. 7.

“It’s such a punch in the gut anymore, but you know, I hate to say this but it’s almost not surprising anymore,” he explained. “It happens so often… But that’s how ridiculous I feel it is. It’s almost like I’m not even shocked anymore when I wake up and hear that because it seems like it’s happening all the time, which is the saddest thing.”

Aldean’s perspective is particularly poignant considering he was the artist performing at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October of 2017 when a lone gunman opened fire on the audience, killing 58 attendee and injuring hundreds more.

They also briefly discussed the fact that some country music fans who survived the Vegas shooting also were on hand at the Borderline Bar & Grill when another gunman attacked. One of those individuals, a 27-year-old male, did not survive the second shooting.

“That was crazy, that was crazy,” the 41-year-old singer responded to the tragic coincidence. “And I don’t know when all this kind of stuff is gonna stop but it’s super crazy when… You know, people go places like that to unwind, you know, and have a good time after a long week… For the people from Route 91, it was so tough to get through that deal and you’re kinda on the backside of that and this happens… I have no words for it.”

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NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Singer-songwriter Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 07: Singer Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images For CMT)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr arrive at the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage for Fashion Media )
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Music artist Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2017/FilmMagic for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Jason Aldean, Brittany Kerr, Kix Brooks, Barbara Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Janine Dunn attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Recoring Artist Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr arrive at 10th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 30, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Sara Kauss/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Singer Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr attend the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 4, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 01: Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 9th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 1, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: (L-R) Musicians Morgan Stapleton, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 19: Singer Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attend the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Singer Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr arrive at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 15: Recording artist Jason Aldean (L) and his wife Brittany Kerr attend the 'Duck Commander Musical' premiere at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel & Casino on April 15, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The musical is based on the book 'The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty' by Willie and Korie Robertson from the television show 'Duck Dynasty.' (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Singer Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr arrive at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 15: Recording artists Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attend the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards at Music City Center on December 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/WireImage)
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