Eric Church was the Friday headliner for the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, and as we all know, just 48 hours later, tragedy struck. But before the shooting happened, fans flocked to see Eric on the main stage and they help up boots and signs and sang along to every song.
That’s what Eric remembers, and he emotionally recounts it in the video above. He goes on to say that “something inside of him broke on Sunday” and the only way he could try to explain it was through song.
He also goes on to say that he didn’t cancel his Grand Ole Opry show because of Heather Melton, who lost her husband during the Las Vegas shooting—which they were at because Sonny Melton wanted to see Eric Church. They also had tickets for the Opry show.
Eric then goes on to debut a new song called, “Why Not Me” which you can hear in the video above.