“To you folks there, the parents who are going through some incredible sad times: Remember that it’s not something you get over, but it’s something you will get through,” he said after performing at a rally for Democratic Texas gubernatorial nominee Beto O’Rourke in Austin on Sunday.
The Houston Chronicle said Nelson was speaking to family members of Jackie Cazares, a fourth grader who was among the 19 children and two adults killed during the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Nelson performed a 15-minute set that included concert staples such as “Whiskey River” and “On The Road Again,” along with a nod to the hometown crowd with “Deep In The Heart Of Texas.”
He concluded with a call to action with his 2018 song, “Vote ’Em Out.”
“The biggest gun we’ve got is called the ballot box,” he sang. “And if you don’t like who’s in there, vote ’em out.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.