By Shannon Frost Greenstein
We recently posted about the tribute at the 2018 GRAMMYs that will take place to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. It will feature Maren Morris, Eric Church, and Brothers Osborne performing a meaningful GRAMMY-winning song in memoriam of those we lost that day.
Brothers Osborne, at a recent press conference, spoke about pre-GRAMMY nerves and how emotional they anticipate the tribute to be.
“I think there’s a lot of nerves around playing the Grammys, because you’re in front of the upper echelon of all genres there in one room,” TJ Osborne said. “But for me, I think the fact that it’s a tribute to those victims takes the focus off of that. I think I’ll be far more emotional than I will be nervous, and that’s actually more my worry — just getting through the performance in that regard.”
However, as John Osborne pointed out, they will have some emotional support. They are sharing the stage with good friends for whom they have a great deal of respect, and who can empathize with the grief the band must have faced after the tragedy. All three musical acts appeared at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, so they will all be performing from a deeply personal place and have an obvious emotional connection to one another because of the shared experience.
John says that the goal is to provide a message of strength and healing to families and country fans who might still be suffering from the huge loss.
“The most important thing about that moment is honoring the victims and their families above all else. I just hope at the end of the day we can help heal something, at least a little bit.”
The GRAMMYs will take place on January 28th at 7:30 p.m. on CBS.