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Eric Church's Brother Brandon Church Dies at 36

Eric Church‘s brother Brandon Church has sadly passed away at the age of 36.

The younger brother of the 41-year-old country singer died last week, Eric shared on his fan page on Monday night (July 2).

“It is with great sadness to confirm that Eric‘s brother, Brandon, passed away on Friday evening,” he wrote, the Tennessean reports. “In lieu of flowers we are encouraging everyone to donate to a Scholarship Memorial Fund created on Brandon‘s behalf. You can leave a message that will go via email directly to Ken and Rita.”

Brandon suffered “multiple seizures” before his death at his home in Granite Falls, N.C., Eric and Brandon‘s dad Ken told TMZ.

The exact cause of death is not yet known, though foul play is not suspected, according to Granite Falls Police Department Chief Chris Jenkins.

Eric and Brandon co-wrote songs like “How ‘Bout You” from Eric’s 2006 debut, Sinners Like Me, and “Without You Here” from 2009′s Carolina.

Our thoughts are with Brandon‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, & Eric Church Perform Moving Tribute to Vegas Shooting Victims at Grammys 2018 - Watch

Some of country’s biggest stars took to the stage to perform a powerful tribute at the 2018 Grammy Awards held at Madison Square Garden on Sunday (January 28) in New York City.

Maren Morris
, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, and John Osborne paid tribute to the victims of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas back in October.

We all performed in Las Vegas that tragic weekend,” Maren said on stage, “and we wanted to come together and honor the memory of the beautiful, music-loving souls so cruelly taken from us.”

The singers then performed a rendition of “Tears in Heaven” while the names of the victims were projected behind them.

Watch a clip of their performance below.

FYI: Maren is wearing a Cavanagh Baker gown.

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Country Music Stars Pay Tribute to Las Vegas with CMA Awards Opening (Video)

Some of the best stars from the country music world came together to open the show with a tribute to Las Vegas at the 2017 CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (November 8) in Nashville, Tenn.

Eric Church kicked off the performance with an a capella rendition of “Amazing Grace” and he was then joined by Darius Rucker and Keith Urban for the Hootie and the Blowfish song “Hold My Hand.”

The rest of the country music community – including Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini – joined in on the song.

“The best way to honor our fans is to play our music, loud and proud,” co-host Brad Paisley told the crowd after the performance. “This year’s show is dedicated to all those we’ve lost, and all those who are still healing.”

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Keith Urban & More Help Tribute Kenny Chesney At BMI Country Awards 2016!

Keith Urban is all smiles while hitting the stage to perform at the 2016 BMI Country Awards held at BMI on Monday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 49-year-old singer was joined at the event by Jamie Lynn Spears, Jessie James Decker, Scotty McCreery, Danielle Bradbery, Luke Bryan, Lauren Alaina, Trent Harmon, Thomas Rhett, Brantley Gilbert, Eric Church, A Thousand Horses, Florida Georgia Line, Cam, Dustin Lynch and Kenny Chesney, who was honored for his prolific songwriting career with the BMI President’s Award as well as Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year.

Keith and Eric performed Kenny‘s hits “I Go Back” and “Anything But Mine,” and famed songwriter Dean Dillon sang Kenny‘s first single, “The Tin Man.”

“I don’t know that in my whole life I’ve ever felt so much love in a room,” Kenny expressed, teary eyed (via USA Today). “Thank you for that.”

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Sam Hunt Performs at Stagecoach Music Festival 2016

Sam Hunt drives the crowd wild during his performance on stage at the 2016 Stagecoach Music Festival on Friday (April 29) in Indio, Calif.

The 31-year-old “Take Your Time” singer was joined on stage by Snoop Dogg, G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha for a special Bud Light Music “Stage Moment” performance.

Sam posted a group selfie from the stage on Instagram, writing, “Big night at Stagecoach!”

Also performing at the festival were Eric Church, Cassadee Pope and Jana Kramer, who all looked like they were having a blast on stage.

30+ pictures inside of Sam Hunt and more performing at the 2016 Stagecoach Music Festival
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