Country hitmakers to honor Vegas shooting victims at Grammys
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Country hitmakers to honor Vegas shooting victims at Grammys

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Country music hitmakers Maren Morris, Eric Church and the Brothers Osborne are joining the performance lineup for the 60th Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced today.

In doing so, the musicians plan “to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year,” according to a statement.

Morris, Church and the Osbornes were among the artists who performed at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, when, on Oct. 1, a gunman opened fire, killing 58 attendees and himself.

“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music,” Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement.

“Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year. 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.”

This will be the first time the Grammy-nominated Brothers Osborne, who earned a nod for country duo/group performance for their song “It Ain’t My Fault,” will play at the Grammys. For her part, Morris is nominated in the country solo performance category for “I Could Use a Love Song.”

The trio will join an expanding performance roster that will include Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, Childish Gambino, Luis Fonsi, Khalid, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars and SZA.

CBS will broadcast the ceremony, which will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28, with late-night TV personality James Corden again hosting.

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