The country music industry will observe the first anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting with a minute of silence on Oct. 1.
At 1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 a.m. PT on Monday, country stations, record labels, publishers, booking agencies and several organizations will go silent for 58 seconds — one second for each of 58 people who were murdered during the Las Vegas massacre. More than 500 were injured. The gunman opened fire from the 30th floor of the Mandalay Bay resort during Jason Aldean’s set, the final performance of the festival.
All radio stations in Nevada will go silent, with country radio stations nationwide also taking part.
Among the other country-affiliated companies going silent, according to All Access, are the Academy of Country Music, All Access, ASCAP, Association of Independent Music Publishers, Beasley Broadcast Group, Big Machine Label Group, Billboard, Black River Entertainment, BMI, Bob Doyle Associates, BBR Music Group, Creative Artists Agency, Country Music Assn., CMT, Country Aircheck, Cumulus Country, Curb World Entertainment, Entercom, The Green Room, iHeart Country, Leadership Music, Major Bob Music, Maverick MusiCares, Music Row Publications, Nevada Assn. of Broadcasters, Nashville Songwriters Assn. International, Pearl Records, Ramp, Reviver Entertainment Group, Show Dog Nashville, SiriusXM, Sony Music Nashville, Summit Media, The Recording Academy/Nashville, Townsquare Media, Triple Tigers Media, Universal Music Group Nashville, Universal Music Publishing/Nashville, Warner/Chappell, Warner Music Nashville and WME Entertainment.