The mass capturing on the Route 91 Harvest Competition in Las Vegas final October took the lives of 58 individuals — and music’s largest night time took the time to honor the music lovers who misplaced their lives.
Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne all carried out in Las Vegas for that pageant and honored the victims in a memorial taking part in the basic track “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton.
The group began by saying “All of nation music was reminded in probably the most tragic means, the connection we share with our followers, and the therapeutic energy music will at all times present,” Church mentioned to the group.
Behind the musicians was a glowing wall of screens that confirmed every of the victims’ names.
“A number of months earlier and a continent away, the identical was true in Manchester, England. The painful fact is that this yr, in simply these two occasions, Eighty-one music lovers similar to us went out to get pleasure from an evening of music and by no means got here again residence, with many extra injured and nonetheless therapeutic,” Morris mentioned earlier than singing the touching tribute.
“So, tonight, to honor these we misplaced, Eric, brothers Osborne and I — who all carried out in Las Vegas that tragic weekend — wished to return collectively to honor the reminiscence of the attractive, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us. Could all of them relaxation in peace,” she continued.
Morris, who was one of many performers on the Route 91 pageant earlier than the capturing, spoke about gun management following tragedy in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I really feel like tonight will hopefully deliver some feeling and a few closure, not solely to the victims’ households, but additionally to the survivors,” Morris instructed Rolling Stone hours earlier than the tribute.
“Having this open dialog about gun rights could be a begin, [AS WELL AS] altering laws,” she mentioned.
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“Sadly, it takes a tragedy like Vegas to start out that dialog, however I am hoping it impacts optimistic change any longer, so we by no means should see this once more,” Morris continued.
Nation artist Jason Aldean was on the stage throughout the Route 91 Harvest Competition in October when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fireplace from the 32nd flooring of the Mandalay Bay resort.
Authorities have nonetheless not found a motive within the mass killing.