An emotional Eric Church debuts new song he wrote for Vegas shooting victims.

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An emotional Eric Church debuts new song he wrote for Vegas shooting victims.

Country singer Eric Church was the headliner at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. On Sunday night, shooter Stephen Paddock unleashed a storm of bullets on the festival’s audience, resulting in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

In response, Eric wrote a song as a memorial to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting. He wrote it specifically for Sonny Melton, a man from Tennessee who died shielding his wife from bullets.

He played the song at the Grand Ole Opry, introducing the work with a tearful, emotional intro that touched on how the violence haunted him.

“I shook everybody’s hand and I thanked them for coming,” he said onstage at the Opry. “I came back up the left side, saw smiling faces, hands in the air and pictures being taken… 48 hours later, those places where I stood was carnage.”

See Eric perform the song ‘Why Not Me’ in the video below, and be moved like millions of others by his heartfelt, moving intro and his plaintive song…






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