Though Charles Esten himself is not a cancer survivor, he is the caregiver of one. When the Nashville star’s daughter, Addie, was two-and-a-half years old, she was diagnosed with leukemia. Now almost 18, Addie is thriving, dominating the soccer field on a national-level team and getting ready to play the sport at a D-1 college. But the fact that Esten's baby girl had to go through such a harrowing experience so early in her life has remained with him.
“This is not where anyone wanted to be tonight, but it says something about you that this is where you are,” Esten said to the crowd as the sun set at Ascend.
“We’re here to wrap our arms around Las Vegas and all those who have suffered through this horrific and heartless attack.”