The country music world has been grappling with the aftermath of the mass shooting that claimed 58 lives during the last day of Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday (Oct. 1). Eric Church -- who headlined the first day of the festival last Friday night (Sept. 29) -- spoke about the shooting during his Wednesday (Oct. 4) show at the Grand Ole Opry, debuting a song dedicated to the victims.
He reminisced on the lively Harvest Festival crowd, with fans holding up boots when he played “These Boots," American flags during “How ‘Bout You,” and records during “Record Year.” “I was so moved by it,” he said, “mainly because I looked at them and went, ‘This is my crowd. I’ve seen this crowd all year. They’re mine.’”