Garth Brooks is looking to help heal the tensions in the country. Even though there is a lot of division, there is more that unites us.
The country star first recorded “We Shall Be Free” in 1992 following the race riots in Los Angeles. Brooks wasn’t trying to be controversial, but that’s how many interpreted the song. He was just looking to find the good in society.
Ten years later, another video was made for the song. That video was never released due to publishing issues. Given the tensions that are now flaring, Brooks thought some might find some healing in the song, so he released it on Facebook Live.
“People have been requesting ‘We Shall Be Free’ a lot more recently,” Brooks said. “Any time there is turmoil, any time there is division, we are looking for a safe place. This song is telling us, ‘We’ve all got our differences, but instead of letting it separate us, let’s revel in those differences and use them to our advantage as one.’ I truly think that 25 years later, the message has reached its mark.”
You can watch it in the video below.
What do you think of this song? It’s not as catchy as “Friends in Low Places,” but it’s not meant to be.
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H/T: Fox News