Jason Aldean says Americans are spending too much time “arguing with each other” in the wake of the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

“We spend so much time arguing with each other and not enough time like working on the issue,” the country music star told “Today’s” Sheinelle Jones in a Tuesday interview.

Aldean was performing at a country music festival on Oct. 1 when police say gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his hotel room, killing nearly 60 people and injuring 500.


The October shooting, the deadliest in modern American history, reignited the debate across the country and on Capitol Hill over gun control policies.

But in his first interview since the shooting, Aldean, 40, condemned political divisions around the U.S.

“I feel like at the end of the day there’s so much focus on, you know, politics and race and all these other things,” the “Dirt Road Anthem” singer said. “At the end of the day, we’re all in this together.”

The remarks echoed an Instagram post he penned immediately after the shooting, writing that "this world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in" and that Americans should "stand together as ONE!"

Aldean also opened up about what he witnessed the night of the shooting.

“When it first happened, I thought a speaker had blown,” Aldean said, explaining he wears in-ear monitors that limit his ability to hear other noises while onstage.

“It just sounded like a crackling something. I’m kind of looking around like ‘What is that?’” the musician recalled.

The sound went away, according to Aldean, but then started again moments later.

“I was actually kind of getting aggravated. So I looked over at the monitor guy on the side of the stage, and I was like ‘What is that?' and 'Fix it.'”

“When I turned to look,” Aldean said. “My guitar player had run behind me and was telling me to move.”

Aldean and the band and crew escaped unharmed.

“Obviously we’re all going to try and move on, and I have to do that as well, but it’s something that I’ll never forget,” Aldean said.