- PDF Association dunks on Mueller report PDF Friday 7:33 PM
- Robert Downey Jr. says ‘Endgame’ finale is ‘best 8 minutes’ of any MCU film Friday 4:42 PM
- Elizabeth Warren calls on Congress to impeach Trump Friday 3:43 PM
- BlackBerry Messenger is still a thing—but not for much longer Friday 2:56 PM
- Matt Gaetz hires speechwriter fired by White House for attending white nationalist event Friday 1:33 PM
- Here’s why Elon Musk is a sheep on Twitter Friday 12:14 PM
- Trump is already running Facebook ads on the Mueller report Friday 12:07 PM
- 20 thoughtful gifts grads actually want Friday 12:00 PM
- 7 of the best psychological thriller movies on Shudder Friday 11:44 AM
- Seth Abramson’s epic Mueller thread finally comes to a conclusion Friday 11:40 AM
- Netflix is testing out a random play feature Friday 11:28 AM
- Teen star Danielle Cohn faked pregnancy for YouTube prank Friday 10:55 AM
- How to watch ‘A Discovery of Witches’ for free Friday 10:42 AM
- Rev up your own family rivalries with these ‘Game of Thrones’ board games Friday 10:29 AM
- Mueller’s ‘harm to ongoing matter’ is the best way to stay silent about your life Friday 10:21 AM
Country singer Eric Church gives tear-filled tribute to Las Vegas shooting victims
Just 48 hours before the shooting, Church jumped into the crowd at the country music festival in Vegas.
Just 48 hours before the devastating shooting that killed 58 and injured more than 500 people in Las Vegas, Eric Church jumped from the stage into the crowd at the country music festival, shaking hands and thanking fans for coming.
“Forty-eight hours later, those places that I stood was carnage,” said Church, who was a headliner at the festival. “Those were my people. Those were my fans.”
During his performance Wednesday at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music singer gave an emotional tribute and dedicated a new song he wrote, “Why Not Me,” to the victims of the shooting.
“I didn’t want to be here tonight,” Church said, choking back tears. “I didn’t want to play guitar, and I didn’t want to walk on stage. But last night somebody sent me a video of Heather Melton.”
Melton appeared on CNN earlier this week to talk about her husband Sonny, who died in the shooting. During the interview, Melton wore one of Church’s tour t-shirts and said she and her husband went to Las Vegas to see Church. She also said they had planned to see Church at the Grand Ole Opry.
“If you’re there, if you’re in Row F, there’s some empty seats. That’s their seats,” Church said. “The reason I’m here tonight is because of Heather Melton, her husband Sunny, who died, and every person that was there.”
Church recalled seeing his fans in Las Vegas, holding their hands in the air and raising their cowboy boots during his song “These Boots.”
“What I saw, that moment in time is frozen,” Church said. “There’s no amount of bullets that can take that away.”
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.