Country superstar Eric Church this week debuted a song dedicated to the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Church, who headlined the festival’s first day on Sept. 29, premiered “Why Not Me” at the Grand Ole Opry Wednesday night. “That night, something broke in me when that happened,” he told Billboard. “And the only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me is with music.” On Sunday, a gunman opened fire onto the crowd of concertgoers from his suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, killing 58 people and injuring nearly 500 others. Church told Billboard that he didn’t want to play at  the Grand Ole Opry, until he watched an television news interview with a widow of one of his fans whose husband was killed protecting her.

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Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O'Brien

Maggie O'Brien has been a journalist for more than 15 years. She's covered everything from from crime to politics to fitness. Writing about bands and shows takes her back to the days of going to punk rock shows in the Midwest.
Maggie O'Brien

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