Jason Aldean Opens Up About Las Vegas Shooting in First TV Interview Since the Tragedy

At first, the country singer thought the domestic terror attack was a blown speaker.

Jason Aldean is recounting that horrific night.

In an interview airing Tuesday on the Today show, the country singer recalls the evening of the Las Vegas shooting, where a gunman opened fire on a festival crowd during his set, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more.

"When it first happened, I thought a speaker had blown," the 40-year-old singer shares in a preview clip of the interview. "When I turned to look, my guitar player had run behind me and was telling me to move. And my security guy was headed onstage telling me to run."

Sheinelle Jones also sat down with Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum for the NBC News program.

On Sunday, Aldean and a number of country music artists came together for the Country Rising Concert in Nashville, Tennessee, and helped to raise over $4 million for hurricane relief efforts and for victims of the Las Vegas shooting. 

Fans across the country unable to attend the benefit are still able to give by texting ‘NASHVILLE’ to 41010, donating at www.CountryRising.org or purchasing merchandise. All proceeds raised will go toward the Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

In addition to this weekend's benefit, Aldean also recently received a standing ovation at the CMT Awards after winning Artist of the Year. Watch the emotional moment:

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