The horrific Las Vegas massacre shooting at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival left a deep impression on the community, as shots broke out during country singer Jason Aldean’s headlining set. As the country music community rallies in the wake of that night, the Grammys have chosen to honor all the victims of that night with a special performance.
Maren Morris and Eric Church took the stage tonight, along with The Brothers Osborne, to sing in remembrance and honor the families and loved ones who are still grieving their sudden, unexpected losses. The memorial performance also honors those impacted by the Manchester bombing at an Ariana Grande concert last year.
The four country singers took on Eric Clapton’s classic song of remembrance, “Tears In Heaven,” alternating the verses back and forth and singing together in unison on the moving chorus, while messages to those who passed lit up the stage behind them. It was a somber moment in a night otherwise dedicated to celebrating music, and the quartet handled the emotional moment very gracefully. For her part, Morris was nominated for award for Best Country Song, but lost out to Chris Stapleton early on.
Watch their performance above and check out the full list of winners continually updating throughout the night here.