Hasting says her faith has helped her get through this difficult time, and needed to perform in order to heal. She also attributes faith as a major role in getting back on stage in front of a home crowd.
"Every day I try to focus on the same things they've given me, the blessing of knowing faith, so we circle back to that daily. There's a lot of prayer."
Bandmate Josh Beale drove from Nashville shortly after the accident for support, and also looked forward to the performance.
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“Especially meaningful today, obviously, and it's like my family,” Beale told Buechele. “It's emotional, it's a healing experience and we're going to all get through this together.”
The band performed their new single “American Love,” set for release in the fall. Fans had the opportunity to be a part of the music video footage shot at the concert and around the fair.
"Anytime we get to come back home is special,” Hasting said.