Los Angeles: Country artists Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne will be paying a tribute to the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events with a special performance at the 2018 Grammy Awards.
Morris, Church and Osborne performed at Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas – just before it was attacked by a gunman who killed 51 concertgoers and wounded more than 500 on October 1, reports variety.com.
“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy.
“We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”
“In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammy Awards.
The award gala will be held on January 28 in New York. Previously announced performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA, and U2.