(From Rolling Stone) Maren Morris may not have just written "Dear Hate," but it's a song that has become tragically relevant in the past 24 hours for the Grammy winner and members of the country-music community the world over. In the wake of Sunday night's mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Morris posted the song, which features Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill, on Monday afternoon.
"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," Morris wrote in the Instagram post debuting "Dear Hate." "Hate is everywhere, and I'm sick of not doing enough. In the darkest tunnel, there is still love & music. That's what it's here for. Here is Dear Hate. Any cent I see from this I'm donating to the Music City Cares Fund."
Keith Urban and Vince Gill also paid tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting in a beautiful way. Last night Nashville held a vigil for the Las Vegas Shooting victims where Keith sang a cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and delivered a a few touching words…
“I started this morning by finding out about it and being shell-shocked all morning, getting my kids ready for school. My 9-year-old, as I was driving her to school this morning, said to me, ‘Dad, you seem quiet,’” Keithbegan.
He continued, “I said, ‘Yeah, a lot of people [were] killed last night.’ She said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ and I said, ‘Not that I know of.’ Then she said, ‘Then why are you so sad?’ I said, ‘First of all, these were innocent people horrifically taken, and secondly, they’re like family.’ It’s the one thing about country music that’s always been the center of it – it is community. So I did know those people, in that way.”
Vince Gill was also there and paid tribute singing “Go Rest High On That Mountain” video from the vigil is below:
If you’re wondering how you can help the victims of the Las Vegas shooting the Clark County, NV commission has established a GoFundMe account to provide financial relief to the victims families. The guys of Florida Georgia Line donated $10,000 and challenged some of their country friends like Thomas Rhett, Luke Bryan, Backstreet Boys and more..