Carrie Underwood performed a beautiful hymn in memoriam to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting …It’s an incredible song…
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) November 9, 2017
SHE SANG THE SONG ‘IN MEMORIAM’ DURING THE 51ST ANNUAL CMA’S
The singer, 34, took the stage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to sing a somber rendition of the traditional hymn “Softly and Tenderly,” paying tribute to family members the country music community lost in 2017, including Troy Gentry, Glen Campbell and Don Williams.
Then, toward the end of the performance, the faces of the 58 victims who were killed in the mass shooting at the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival flashed across the screen in the venue.
In addition to performing, Underwood was nominated for female vocalist of the years and, for the tenth year, cohosted the show with Brad Paisley. Underwood and Paisley, 45, honored the Las Vegas victims earlier in the show.
“This has been a year marked by tragedy, impacting countless lives, including so many in our country music family. So tonight, we’re going to do what families do: come together, pray together, cry together, and sing together, too,” Underwood said during their monologue.