Eric Church felt the show must go as scheduled at the Grand Ole Opry Wednesday night.
As he fought back tears, Eric admitted that he didn’t actually want to perform that night but changed his mind after seeing Las Vegas concertgoer Heather Melton being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. Heather’s husband Sonny died in the Las Vegas shooting, and Heather revealed that they went to the festival to see Eric, who she said was Sonny’s “guy.” She also revealed that they had tickets to go to Eric’s Opry show, and Eric said two seats in the house were left empty to honor the couple.
Watch the emotional tribute below.
Source: The Grand Ole Opry