The Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was a three-day event in Las Vegas that tragically ended on October 1 as a gunman opened fire on the crowd and killed 58. Eric Church, Maren Morris, and the Brothers Osborne all played the festival in the days before the shooting and were very outspoken in the days following— Church and Morris released songs in tribute to the victims with “Why Not Me” and “Dear Hate.”
Now, the GRAMMY nominees will join together to perform a tribute to the victims during the GRAMMYs on January 28.
The group will perform a classic song according to Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMYs, “We considered a number of songs. We wanted something that is universal. We wanted something that spoke to the subject, which certainly this song does,” he said. “When you listen to the lyrics, this one certainly stood out.”
About the shooting, Church told the AP, “In all honesty, there’s not a day that goes by since that day that I have not thought of it and thought of the people and the victims. That being our last show of the year, I took it in differently than I have maybe taken in other shows. I savored it. I remember everything about it. Mass shootings, they happen every year, unfortunately. But this year was a little bit unique in that you had two happen at music events and one of those was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. It’s been a tragic year.”
The GRAMMYs will air live on CBS.