Maren Morris Dedicates New Song 'Dear Hate' to Vegas Victims: 'I'm Sick of Not Doing Enough'
Maren Morris has dedicated a new release, "Dear Hate," to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre.
The Grammy-winning country artist shared a touching note with the song, which she wrote three years ago and recorded in 2016 with Vince Gill. And she’s pledged all royalties from it to the Music City Cares Fund, established Monday (Oct. 2) by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to raise money for casualties of the Route 91 Harvest festival mass shooting that left at least 59 people dead and 527 injured.
Morris sings, “Dear Hate, I saw you on the news today/ Like a shock that takes my breath away/ You fall like rain, cover us in drops of paint/I'm afraid that we just might drown.”
In a social media post, Morris said fans often asked when the song would see the light of day, though “I never knew when would be the right time, but I realized today that there’s never a right time.” She added, “Hate is everywhere, and I’m sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love and music. That’s what it’s here for.”
After seeing an overwhelming response from fans, Morris announced Tuesday morning (Oct. 3) that she will be officially releasing the song on iTunes on Friday, Oct. 6, with all proceedes going to the Music City Cares Fund. Listen to "Dear Hate" below.
Due to the overwhelming response, "Dear Hate" will be available on iTunes Friday with proceeds going to the Music City Cares Fund.— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) October 3, 2017