The 2018 Grammys will take a few minutes to “honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year,” the Recording Academy said on Thursday.
Specifically, the special tribute will reunite three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas: Brothers Osborne (pictured above), Eric Church and Maren Morris.
“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. “We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies, and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”
“In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” added Ken Ehrlich, executive Producer of the Grammy Awards. “Although that usually means a focus on achievement and excellence, sadly, last year was marred by a number of senseless tragedies that took place at live music events. We didn’t feel like we’d be doing our jobs if we didn’t reflect on these tremendous losses.”
Previously announced Grammy performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, Pink, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA and U2.
The 60th Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on CBS. “Late Late Show” personality James Corden will host the awards show.