Skip to comments.WATCH: Country Singer Eric Church's Emotional Song in Honor of the Vegas Victims
Posted on 10/06/2017 7:00:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
An emotional Eric Church broke down in tears while preforming a brand new song at the Grand Ole Opry, in honor of the victims of the Las Vegas massacre this past weekend.
Church preformed last Friday night at the same Harvest Music Festival that deranged gunman Stephen Paddock targeted on Sunday night, killing 59 people and wounding hundreds.
That night something broke in me, said Church, And the only way Ive ever fixed anything thats been broken in me is with music.
Church describes in detail his concert on Friday night. Towards the end of the concert, he walked around the crowd with his fans, embracing the moment. Two days later, many of those same fans attended Jason Aldean's concert, only to be thrust into the rain of gunfire and chaos that evening.
I saw that crowd. I saw em with their hands in the air. I saw em with boots in the air, he said. What I saw, that moment in time that was frozen, theres no amount of bullets that can take it away."
Church told the crowd at the Grand Ole Opry the moment he decided to preform the song.
Last night, somebody sent me a video, of a lady named Heather Melton, he said. And she was talking to Anderson Cooper on CNN. And she had on our Church Choir tour shirt. And he said What brought you to Vegas? And she goes, We went there to see Eric Church. Because it was Sonnys, her husband that died, it was his guy. And we went there to see his guy. And then she said we have tickets for the Grand Ole Opry tomorrow night.
Theres some empty seats. Thats their seats, said Church, The reason Im here, the reason why Im here tonight is because of Heather Melton, her husband Sonny who died and every person who was there.
Church's song, "Why Not Me" was written this week and can be viewed below.
Eric Church - Why Not Me In Memory of the Las Vegas Shooting Victims
Love me some Eric Church !
This is beautiful!
I’ve been wondering how Jason Aldean is doing...
Eric Church was the best concert of the whole 2010 Country Thunder here in Arizona... and he was so new to the country scene, he was not even on the main stage that year.
Thanks for sharing this
Thanks for posting
Beautiful song and touching testimony...