Published: Wed, January 31, 2018

GRAMMYS 2018: Performers Pay Tribute To Las Vegas & Manchester Victims

GRAMMYS 2018: Performers Pay Tribute To Las Vegas & Manchester Victims

The group played a cover of Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", which was the legendary guitarist's own tribute to his late son, who died from falling out of a condo window in 1991. The Las Vegas shooting was the deadliest in modern U.S. history, with 58 dead and over 500 people injured.

"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", Church told the Madison Square Garden and TV audiences.

In those two attacks, 81 people were murdered while simply trying to enjoy live music. "So tonight, for those we lost, Eric, Brothers Osborne and I, who all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend, wanted to come together and honor the memory of the handsome, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us".

The quartet then broke into the classic tearjerker.

During the January 28, 2018, Grammy broadcast, Church, Morris, and the Brothers Osborne sang as the names of the those killed appeared in warm light behind them.

And Grammy's fan Mike Cericola Tweeted: "The Grammys just turned tears in heaven to tears on my couch".


Tragedy struck the night of October 1 in Las Vegas when, during Jason Aldean's closing set at the Route 91 Harvest festival, a gunman opened fire, killing 58 and leaving hundreds more wounded.

He sprayed the crowd with bullets, killing 59 people and injuring 545 more.

Morris also mentioned the suicide bombing that left 22 Ariana Grande concert goers dead in May.

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Morris was nominated in "Best Country Solo Performance" for her No. 1 hit "I Could Use a Love Song", but ultimately lost to Chris Stapleton for "Either Way".

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