Eric Church was touched by the tragedy that hit Las Vegas. He performed at the doomed Route 91 Harvest festival in the days before shooter Stephen Paddock’s rampage.
During a tribute concert at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the country music star debuted a new song called “Why Not Me.”
“Those were my people. Those were my fans. I didn’t want to be here tonight. I didn’t want to play guitar,” Church said, becoming emotional.
Two seats were left empty for Tennessee victims of the massacre. Sonny Melton died protecting his wife, Heather. The couple had planned to attend the concert at the Opry.
“I am going to tell you something, the reason I am here, the reason I am here tonight is because of Heather Melton and her husband Sonny, who died,” Church continued.
“And every person that was there. Because let me tell you something, I saw that crowd. I saw them with their hands in the air. I saw them with boots in the air. What I saw, that moment in time that was frozen, there’s no amount of bullets can take away. None.”
The experience was traumatizing. Paddock transformed a concert hall into a bloody battlefield.
(Source: CBS News)