Jason Aldean's newborn son helped him cope with the Las Vegas shooting tragedy.

The country music star was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October, when a gunman opened fire on the crowd and killed 58 people, injuring hundreds more, and Jason says that the birth of Memphis has helped him cope.

Speaking on SiriusXM's The Highway, he said: ''One of the things that helped me, personally, was the birth of my son. That gave me a chance to focus on something else ... Within a couple months, I saw the worst thing you could possibly experience, and then I saw the best thing you could possibly experience, with him being born. So it gave me something else to focus on, and gave me a reason to look forward to the new year. Getting the chance to get back out there and do what it is that I love to do.''

Jason previously revealed he feels ''so blessed'' to have welcomed his son into the world after a ''rollercoaster ride'' of a year.

He wrote on Instagram at the time: ''So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean... 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar (sic)''

Whilst his wife Brittany Kerr added on her own account: ''Memphis Aldean Williams, Born today at 1:29PM weighing 9lbs 5oz. There are truly no words for the love we feel. Thanks for the amazing support @jasonaldean and enduring all the hand squeezing and nail digging ... HANDS DOWN THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!! (sic)''