WATCH: Country Music Stars Dedicate Touching Grammys Performance to Vegas Shooting Victims
Country music stars The Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, and Maren Morris performed a powerful tribute at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards dedicated to all the victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting.
Their song of choice was rock legend Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, which features the lyrics:
“Beyond the door there’s peace I’m sure / And I know there’ll be no more tears in heaven. Would you know my name / If I saw you in heaven? Would it be the same / If I saw you in heaven? I must be strong and carry on.”
The shooting, which resulted in the death of 58 people and the wounding of 851 others, occurred on October 1, 2017 at a country music festival.
Morris said their performance was meant “to honor those who lost, we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the music souls so suddenly taken from us.”
John Osborne added, “May they all rest in piece.”
While responses to shooting were especially controversial for country music stars — as many fans of their genre happen to strongly support Second Amendment rights — Morris said she believes the artists should speak up about the issue.
“You don’t have to think all these same ways to consider yourself country or consider yourself American. Our careers shouldn’t be on the chopping block for speaking up about tighter gun restrictions,” said Morris to the Guardian this week.
Watch above, via CBS.
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