Carrie Underwood Broke Down While Singing the CMA Tribute to Las Vegas Victims

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The Country Music Awards aired a heartbreaking In Memoriam dedicated in part to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting—and Carrie Underwood sang "Softly and Tenderly" during it.

"This has been a year marked by tragedy impacting countless lives including so many in our country music family," she said in her opening remarks. "So, tonight we're gonna do what families do: come together, pray together and cry together, too."

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The performance was highly emotional for Carrie, who started crying as photos of victims of the Las Vegas shooting appeared on the screen behind her. Watch below:

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Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.