Eric Church was one of the Route 91 Harvest Festival headliners in Las Vegas. He performed on the Friday night before the shooting at the festival on Sunday, Oct. 1.
Church performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Wednesday night where he dedicated a new song, "Why Not Me," to Sonny Melton, a Tennessee man (and fan of his) who died shielding his wife from the bullets.
"Those are my people. Those are my fans," Church told the audience, tearing up as he recalled the Las Vegas show. He admitted he didn't want to perform at the Opry or even play guitar. But after seeing an interview on CNN with Melton's wife Heather talking about how her husband was a fan of Church, he was inspired to write "Why Not Me."