ACM Awards Ceremony Opens With Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims

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From left: Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett were part of the tribute.

The 53rd annual ACM Awards on Sunday night began with a tribute to the Las Vegas shooting.

Jason Aldean began the tribute by noting that it's the first time that many country stars have been back in Nevada since the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017.

Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett were also part of the tribute.

"Music helps us remember what really matters in life," Bryan said.

"It makes us stronger," Morris added.

Watch the tribute below.

This story first appeared on Billboard.com.