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Jason Aldean Makes Triumphant Return To Vegas Stage For ACM Performance

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This couldn’t have been easy.

For the first time since the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on October 1, 2017 during his set, Jason Aldean has taken the stage in Las Vegas.

In the weeks leading up to the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 15), Aldean sat down with Taste of Country to talk about going back to Las Vegas.

“I’m excited for the awards show. I think it will be a little bit of a different experience for me this year going back,” he said. “If we’re going to go back, I think the ACMs are the place to go back and be, because you’re surrounded by all your friends and artists — you feel like you have a support system there.”

And so, performing a song written by some of his closest friends was the perfect one to sing at the ACM Awards Sunday night. His first single from his upcoming album Rearview Town, titled “You Make It Easy,” was written by Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, who Aldean is very close with, as well as newcomer Morgan Wallen and songwriter Jordan Schmidt.

Since he didn’t pen the song himself, it wasn’t exactly inspired by his wife Brittany, but once he heard the demo, that’s exactly who he thought of.

Aldean brought the magic to the ACM Awards stage for his performance of “You Make It Easy,” with Brittany beaming with pride from the audience.

Watch him sing “You Make It Easy” below.