It’s hard to believe that it has already been three years since the attack on Route 91 Harvest Festival took the lives of 58 country music fans, and left hundreds more wounded.
I can remember waking up the morning after and feeling completely broken, sick inside, and still trying to process everything that had happened the night before.
A few days later, Eric Church, who headlined the festival on Friday, took the stage at the Grand Ole Opry and delivered the most powerful country music performance I have ever seen. One that still chokes me up every single time I watch it.
In honor of the late Sonny Melton, who was supposed to be at the Opry on October 4th, Church debuted the absolutely gut-wrenching “Why Not Me,” a tear-soaked tribute to the victims of this senseless act of violence. One that we still don’t, and probably never will, have answers for.
“What I saw, that moment in time that was frozen, there is no amount of bullets that can take that away…”
Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.