Amid news of the mass shooting that took place Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, there has been an outcry for change. In an effort to tap into that sense of community and people’s urge to help, country singers Maren Morris—who performed at the festival just days before the deadly attack—and Vince Gill released “Dear Hate” in response to the tragedy. The song, which Maren wrote three years ago and recorded with Gill last year, is dedicated to the victims of the mass shooting.
In a tweet Monday, Maren said she never knew when would be the right time to release the song because there is no right time. “Hate is everywhere, and I’m sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love & music,” she wrote.
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 2, 2017
The Grammy-winning country artist will be donating all the money she earns from the song to the Music City Cares Fund, which was established Monday to help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting and their families.
"Dear Hate" is now available on iTunes.