Maren Morris is using her platform to conquer the negativity that has been engulfing the country in light of the tragic events that happened at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.
She released the studio version of a quietly released song that she introduced last year titled "Dear Hate" featuring the vocals of Vince Gill and intends on donating all of the song's proceeds to the Music City Cares Foundation. In a social media post, Maren described the subject matter of the song by saying "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."
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. 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. Link for everything in bio. #LovesGonnaConquerAll
Maren played the festival the night before and exclaimed her shock in an Instagram post.
A demo version of the ballad was released to the SoundCloud account of her songwriter's daughter during 2016's tragic unfolding of 7 police officers being shot in her hometown area of Dallas, TX.