Three country acts who performed at last year’s Route 91 Harvest Festival will come together for a special tribute to mass shooting victims at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Eric Church, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris will all take the stage to honor those who were killed at the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1. 58 concertgoers died and over 500 more were injured during the attack.
The details of the performance have not been revealed, but both Church and Morris released songs in the wake of the shooting. Church performed his song “Why Not Me” at the Grand Ole Opry just days after the festival. Sonny Melton, one of the 58 victims, had tickets to see Eric’s performance at the Opry that night. He died while shielding his wife from gunfire.
Eric Church penned “Why Not Me” as a tribute to Melton and all victims of the shooting. He was the headliner during the first night of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Maren Morris also released a song in the days following the shooting. “Dear Hate” was originally written after the 2015 mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.
All funds raised from downloads of the track, which also features vocals from Vince Gill, went directly to those affected by the Route 91 shooting.
Other performers at the 2018 Grammy Awards include Little Big Town, Miley Cyrus, Kesha and Elton John.