OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Fan Shot After Show

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OFFSTAGE: Jason Aldean Fan Shot After Show

Published on July 30, 2012 by CMT News

Jason Aldean
(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)

I so wish all of Jason Aldean’s weekend
tweets could just be about the music. But after a man was shot after Aldean’s concert in
Raleigh, N.C.
, on Friday (July 27), the singer had to say something.

“There’s no excuse 4 things getting that
heated in traffic leavin a show. I’m prayin 4 the fan who was injured and thanx to the Raleigh police for acting so quickly,”
he wrote.

And of course, he’s right. He probably could’ve stayed on Twitter all night lecturing his fans about right
and wrong, and maybe they would listen, and maybe it would help. (And by the way, who brings a gun to a concert? And if the
venue is so hell-bent on searching fans for alcohol and drugs on their way in, wouldn’t they have noticed a gun?)

The
shooting took place after the concert outside the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion as fans were walking to their cars. The
victim was taken to a local hospital by ambulance, but his injuries were not life-threatening. Still, just like Aldean, I’m
praying for him.

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