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Eric Church Tributes Las Vegas Shooting Victims With New Song

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Eric Church paid tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas with a new acoustic song. He performed the new track at the Grand Ole Opry.

Church was moved to perform the new track after hearing about Heather Melton, whose husband sacrificed his own life to save hers as the bullets started raining down on the crowd.

"The reason I'm here, the reason I'm here tonight is because of Heather Melton, her husband Sonny who died, and every person that was there," Church said, pointing out their empty seats. "Let me tell you something; I saw that crowd, and I saw them with their hands in the air, I saw them with boots in the air, and what I saw in that moment in time was frozen. There's no amount of bullets that could take that away. Something broke in me on Sunday night when that happened, and the only way I've ever fixed anything that's been broken in me is with music. So I wrote a song."

With that, Church launched into a new song on acoustic guitar, audibly sniffing back tears as he sang, "Why you, and why not me?" Church went on to perform his song "Those I've Loved" before closing with a moving rendition of "Hallelujah."

by RTT Staff Writer

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