Eric Church Wrote Emotional Song for Vegas Victims ‘Why Not Me’

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Nashville country singer Eric Church dedicated a song he wrote to the Las Vegas victims and survivors and their families. He performed “Why Not Me” on Wednesday night, Oct. 4, 2017, during his show the Grand Ole Opry.

Church had performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Friday night, Sept. 29, just two days before the massacre.

When talking about how he felt about the shootings, Church said:

That night something broke in me and only way I’ve ever fixed anything thats been broken in me is with music.

The country singer told CBS News that the people who perished from the gun violence were his fans. Tears fell from his eyes as he was speaking of Sonny and Heather Melton, who were two of the victims that had tickets to his concert.

Sonny died from a wound sustained during the shooting. Afterward, his wife informed the country singer they were excited that night to see another Church performance. They were also supposed to be at the Opry House to performance, she told the singer that her husband was a huge fan.

Church was not the only celebrity to release a new song in tribute to the victims of the Oct. 1 shooting. Vince Gill joined Maren Morris in releasing “Dear Hate.” Morris said she wrote the song a couple of years ago and it seemed most appropriate to make it public at this time. The proceeds from this song’s release on iTunes will be donated to the Music City Cares Fund.

Written by Kwjuana Owens
Edited by Cathy Milne

Sources:

CBS News: Mr. Church debuts his new song to the vegas victims
Business Insider: Eric C. breaks down in tears during his performance
FOX 4 News: Singer dedicates his new song to the Las Vegas Victims

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