Maren Morris knows that music is medicine.
The country star has released a new song featuring Vince Gill called “Dear Hate” and promised proceeds from the track will benefit the Music City Cares Fund, which was established following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history at Route 91 Harvest Festival Sunday (Oct. 1) in Las Vegas.
Maren shares the story behind the emotional track in a post on social media.
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“I wrote this song 3 years ago, recorded it last year with Vince Gill, and always have fans asking when I’ll put it out. I never knew when would be the right time, but I realized today that there’s never a right time,” she writes. “Hate is everywhere, and I’m sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love & music. That’s what it is here for....”
Of the 22,000 people in attendance at Route 91 during the shooting, a reported 59 lost their lives and another 527 were injured.
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According to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, who established the Music City Cares Fund, “100% of the donations [are] going to Las Vegas to help with the immediate and long-term needs of victims in the shooting.”
To learn how to donate, click here. "Dear Hate" will become available for download on iTunes on Friday (Oct. 6).
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