2018 Grammy Awards: Country Artists Pay Tribute with “Tears In Heaven”

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During the 2018 Grammy Awards, Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne performed "Tears In Heaven" in honor of the Route 91 victims.

As promised, the 2018 Grammy Awards ceremony included a heartfelt tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival mass shooting. Country music stars Eric ChurchMaren Morris, and Brothers Osborne tooks 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 last week. “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.

“On Oct. 1, all of country music was reminded in the most tragic way, the connection we share with our fans, and the healing power music will always provide,” T.J. Osborne told the audience before the music started.

“We all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend,” Morris shared onstage, “and we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the beautiful, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us.”

Watch the country music artists cover Eric Clapton’s “Tears In Heaven” below!

“Tears In Heaven” Lyrics

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
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?
I’ll find my way through night and day
‘Cause I know I just can’t stay here in heaven

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please

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
‘Cause I know I don’t belong here in heaven

Goodness. What an emotional tribute.
Brothers Osborne were nominated for ‘Best Country Duo/Group Performance’ for “It Ain’t My Fault” and Maren Morris was nominated for ‘Best Country Solo Performance’ for “I Could Use a Love Song.” Neither won in their respective category, but their tribute certianly made a lasting impression.
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