Country stars Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Brothers Osborne will perform a tribute to the victims of Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas at the 60th Grammy Awards, according to the Grammy Awards website. “Music's biggest night” will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Jan. 28 and will be televised live on CBS.
The three country stars performed at the Harvest Festival before the shocking shooting incident in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, according to Billboard. The tribute is sure to provide a poignant segment honoring the victims of live music events, including Route 91 in Las Vegas and the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
Eric Church has scored seven Grammy nominations in previous years. Church wrote the song “Why Not Me” in honor of one of his fans, Sonny Melton, who lost his life while shielding his wife during the Route 91 shooting. The country artist said, “Something in me broke that night,” when he debuted the ballad at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 4, according to CMT.
Grammy winner Maren Morris is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for her delicate ballad “I Could Use A Love Song.” Morris scored her first Solo No. 1 Song on the Country Airplay Chart with the Grammy-nominated song, according to Billboard.
The Brothers Osborne will be performing at the Grammy Awards for the first time. They are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their raucous song “It Ain’t My Fault.” The group released a new track titled “Shoot Me Strait” from their forthcoming album on Jan. 16, according to the Brothers Osborne website.
I will never forget talking to @BrothersOsborne after we played Route 91. I will never forget hearing @EricChurch play “Why Not Me” after Route 91. Honored to tribute the victims of concert violence with my good friends at #TheGRAMMYs this year. Music heals. #CBS 🕯🕯🕯 pic.twitter.com/q0IaDHp8oI— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) January 18, 2018