It has been three months since a gunman fired into an unsuspecting crowd in Las Vegas and killed 58 people.
On Sunday, Jan. 28, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards paid tribute to the victims of one of the worst mass shooting in the modern history of the United States. Country singers Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, and Maren Morris performed onstage to remember those who lost their lives and the hundreds more who were injured during the tragic event.
Remembering The Departed
While the singers perform their rendition of Eric Clapton's "Tears In Heaven," names of the victims were flashed on the screen behind them. Morris also mentioned the 22 people killed when a suicide bomb detonated during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May.
"We all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend and we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the beautiful, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us," the "I Could Use A Love Song" singer stated.
Church, who was at the Route 91 music festival, wrote the song "Why Not Me" shortly after the massacre. He promised that the music industry will always be united with its fans.
"On October 1, all of country music was reminded in the most tragic way, the connection we share with our fans, and the healing power music will always provide," he said.
On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old gambler and former accountant opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people in Las Vegas, Nevada. A total of 58 people were killed and more than 500 were hospitalized during the ensuing chaos.
The gunman, who was staying at the 32nd floor of a hotel room, killed himself.
Police are still trying to identify the motive of the gunman. According to reports, the authorities found child abuse images on his computer and handwritten notes strewn all over the hotel room but no manifesto that explains why he committed one of the worst mass murders in history.
President Donald Trump called the incident "an act of pure evil."
"We call upon the bonds that unite us, our faith, our family, and our shared values. We call upon the bonds of citizenship, the ties of community, and the comfort of our common humanity," he said in his speech. "Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence, and though we feel such great anger, at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today. And always will. Forever."
Meanwhile, on May 22 last year, an attacker detonated a home-made bomb inside the Manchester Arena. A total of 22 victims, including an 8-year-old, were killed and at least 64 were injured.