Dee Jay Silver Speaks out on Las Vegas Tragedy

October 4, 2017

© Jay Calderon

On October 1, the country music world was struck by a tragedy. John Perdue, who goes by his stage name Dee Jay Silver, was in Las Vegas and sadly witnessed the mass shooting first hand. 

Silver had just walked off stage prior to Jason Aldean's performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when he heard the gunshots. Just like the rest of the country, he is still in shock.

According to Entertainment Tonight, the DJ was with his wife Jenna taking cover with their crew on a tour bus. The couple then realized their son Wake was sleeping just a few doors down from the shooter at the Mandalay Bay Resort.

Silver revealed he had held his baby until the Vegas sun came up and thanked the first responders for everything in his most recent interview. "It's time to stop the hate."