Eric Church was one of the many affected by the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting that took place in Las Vegas on Oct. 1. The “Springsteen” singer appeared on the Grand Ole Opry shortly after the tragic event and gave an emotional speech about the victims.
As a result of that horrible day, Church wrote the song “Why Not Me” for the victims who lost their lives and performed that song on the Grand Ole Opry stage. The North Carolina has now released the simple lyric video for that song.
Church was at the Festival headlining the concert on Friday night, the first night of the three-day music festival, and stood in front of those country fans that he calls “my people.”
“The reason I’m here tonight is because of Heather Melton, her husband Sonny, who died, and every person that was there. Because let me tell you something, I saw that crowd. I saw them with their hands in the air, I saw them with boots in the air. And what I saw that moment in time that was frozen, there’s no amount of bullets that can take away,” Church said from the Opry stage wiping away tears. “That night something broke in me. The only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me, is with music.”
The result is “Why Not Me.”