He continued: “To all the beautiful countries filled with culture and diversity and thousands of years of history you are not s—hole countries. And lastly on the behalf of those who fight for equality in a world that is not equal, not just and not ready for the change we are here to bring I say up to you bring us your tired, your pour and any immigrant that seeks refuge for tog we can build not just a better country but a word that is destined to be united.”
The song “1-800-273-8255.” takes its name from the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Cara, Khalid and Logic previously performed the anthem at the MTV VMAs alongside suicide survivors last summer. After the group took the stage with the powerful performance, the Lifeline said call volume to their hotline increased 50 percent, according to a statement from MTV.
Chris Stapleton and Emmylou Harris began the In Memoriam segment with a special tribute to Petty by singing an emotional rendition of “Wildflowers.”
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For more information about the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline—which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for them and their loved ones, and best practices for professionals—visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, were broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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