On Wednesday night, Brooks said: “On behalf of our country music community, I want to say that tonight’s show is lovingly dedicated to the 12 individuals whom we lost far too soon just a week ago tonight at the Borderline in Thousand Oaks, California. Tonight let’s celebrate their lives. Let the music unite us with love in their enduring memory. So please, join me now in a moment of silence.”
Then a list of the names of the 12 victims was shown on the TV screen.