Carrie Underwood Honors Vegas Victims

Carrie Underwood delivered a heartbreaking in memoriam performance Wednesday at the 51st Country Music Association Awards. (Watch here.) 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, co-hosted the show with Brad Paisley. Underwood and Paisley, 45, honored the Las Vegas victims earlier in the show.

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