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Grammys' Gun-Violence Victims Tribute to Take Center Stage

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From left, Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Philip Sweet of "Little Big Town," Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly perform a tribute to the Bee Gees at the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 18 January 2018 01:42 PM

The 2018 Grammys will pay tribute to gun violence victims killed at live events, and those lost in acts of terrorism, with a special performance by three artists who appeared at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas where a mass shooting left 51 dead and at least 500 injured.

Brothers Osborne, Eric Church and Maren Morris will reunite on stage at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York City and perform a classic Grammy-winning song, still to be announced, Grammy executive producer Ken Ehrlich said, per Billboard.

The show airs live on CBS on Jan. 28, per The Wrap.

Taking to social media to make the announcement, Morris recalled that tragic night and said she would never forget talking to Brothers Osborne after playing the Route 91 concert and she would never forget hearing Church playing “Why Not Me” that fateful evening.

“Honored to tribute the victims of concert violence with my good friends at #TheGRAMMYs this year,” she said, adding that “music heals.”

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Morris said per Billboard that the shooting had left fans scared to go to live shows, while Church noted that 2017 was a “tragic year.”

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said live music events in the past were a safe space for fans to gather to share in their passion and celebration of music, but last year that was not the case.

“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,” he said, per Variety.

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The 2018 Grammys will pay tribute to gun violence victims killed at live events, and those lost in acts of terrorism, with a special performance by three artists who appeared at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas where a mass shooting left 51 dead and at least 500 injured.
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