The 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony will include a tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting. Country music stars Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne will take the stage to honor the 58 individuals who were killed during the senseless violent act.
“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,” Church shared with The Associated Press. “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.”
As fans may recall, Church headlined the first night of the popular Las Vegas music festival, which was also the closing night of his tour.
Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards, hasn’t revealed which song the country artists will perform, but it is a past Grammy-winning song. “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 explained. “When you listen to the lyric, this one certainly stood out.”
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. Going into the awards show, Brothers Osborne are nominated this year in the ‘Best Country Duo/Group Performance’ category for “It Ain’t My Fault.” Grammy winner Maren Morris is also nominated in the ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ category for “I Could Use A Love Song.”
As announced previously, other 60th annual Grammy Awards entertainers taking the big stage are Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Pink, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA, and U2. Television personality James Corden is set to host night which will broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York via CBS on Sunday, January 28th at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Share this update with other country music fans and those looking forward to watching the Grammy Awards!