Nashville shooting victims honored on CMT Music Awards 2023

The country’s leading musicians came together at the CMT Music Awards 2023 and honored the deceased by Nashville convent school shooting.

On Sunday, the attendees at the award show wore a black ribbon to pay tribute to the victims of covenant shooting at a private school in Nashville. On March 27, 2023, Three 9-year olds along with Dr. Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak, and Mike Hill, went to school and did not return back.

Country Star Kelsea Ballerini, who hosted this year’s ceremony, experienced a cold-night of sorrow and opened the show with a tribute to the lost lives. She shared her own personal experience of campus violence which later followed by a stellar performance by four Drag Race with the queens dressed in retro housewife makeover.

“You know why it is important? Today is Psalm Sunday and I’m a very religious person and what better way to honor them and support them,” Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant tells ET that the band wore ribbons on the red carpet.

Crow, who has been a Nashville resident for over a  decade, sang a hymn-like track from the 1993, Tuesday Night Music Club. “Come to me now, and lay your hands on me,” Crow sang. “Say it will be alright, and I shall believe.” She concluded with the chorus of Dionne Warwick’s “What the World Needs Now (Is Love, Sweet Love).” Moreover, She spoke on social media calling not just for gun safety but an end to all sorts of violence that continues in the country. 

The first lady Jill Biden was also seen in attendance who did not speak at the event. She was seen standing idle and watching the proceedings of the event meanwhile her husband, Joe Biden, in response to the Nashville shooting, has called for abolishing assault weapons in the country.

Anoosha Khan
Anoosha Khan

Anoosha Khan is a film critic and entertainment editor based in the UK. She has been reporting about celebs and movies for WatchinUK for the past year.

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