Live music events are normally safe, fun, uplifting environments.
Unfortunately, there have been a few recent, tragic exceptions. There have been acts of violence and terrorism at music events.
One such event was the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
To honor those lost to such tragedy over the past year, three performers from the Route 91 event will be taking the stage at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
CBS confirms that Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne and Eric Church will perform as part of the tribute segment.
“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “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.”
“In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” said Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the GRAMMY Awards. “Although that usually means a focus on achievement and excellence, sadly, last year was marred by a number of senseless tragedies that took place at live music events. We didn’t feel like we’d be doing our jobs if we didn’t reflect on these tremendous losses.”
James Corden is hosting the show, which will air on CBS at 7:30PM ET on January 28.
Other confirmed performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA and U2.