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Grammys' Gun-Violence Victims Tribute to Take Center Stage

Grammys' Gun-Violence Victims Tribute to Take Center Stage”

Eric Church, Maren Morris and the Brothers Osborne - all of whom performed at Route 91 before the shooting took place - will take the stage during the Grammys ceremony for the special performance.

Approximately 22,000 people were in the audience of the outdoor Route 91 Harvest during Jason Aldean's performance when gunman Stephen Paddock began firing into the crowd from a nearby hotel balcony, killing 58 and injuring over 500 others.

The 60th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on CBS.

That followed the tragedy that happened in May during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, U.K., where 23 people were killed and many others were injured in a terrorist bombing. "I savored it. I remember everything about it".

The details of the performance have not been revealed, but both Church and Morris released songs in the wake of the shooting. "I didn't want to play guitar". The exact song has not yet been announced.

"We considered a number of songs", Erlich adds. We wanted something that is universal. "When you listen to the lyric, this one certainly stood out". "It's been a tragic year".

Maren Morris won a Grammy last year for Best Country Solo Performance ("My Church") and is a nominee again this year in that category for "I Could Use a Love Song". She said she's heard directly from fans that the attacks have left them scared to go to shows, and said that it has affected artists as well.

It makes sense that Chruch, Morris, and Brothers Osborne were selected to carry out the tribute- each of these artists performed during the three-day Route 91 event. "It reinforces even more the strength of music and the community that we all share together, artists and fans alike".

"You don't let it kill the music and you don't let it destroy the moment", Church said.



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