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Garth Brooks Dedicates New Song to March For Our Lives Organizer Emma Gonzalez

Garth Brooks had a lot to cover in the newest 30-minute installment of his weekly Facebook Live videos, Inside Studio G. Brooks starts off the video giving his love to the late country music journalist Hazel Smith and continues on to talk about his record-breaking closing night performance at the HoustonRodeo.

After taking questions from fans, Brooks steps into a new segment of Inside Studio G called Primetime where he addresses current events. He talks about the importance of Parkland survivor Emma Gonzalez’s letter encouraging people to walk in the March for Our Lives on March 24th in cities across the nation.

Brooks takes the time to speak to Gonzalez, a student organizer for March for Our Lives, through the camera as if she were in front of him. He encourages her, “This is your world.  Take it. Shape it. Mold it.” He also expressed his wish that this generation will be the one to end school shootings.

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Then, about 27 minutes into the video, Brooks sits down to play a previously unreleased song co-written with Tony Arata (who wrote “The Dance”). He applies the lyrics, especially the lines “To my children I make this vow: to matter then, it must matter now/ If we’re ever going to take a step beyond the road from here to gone,” to Gonzalez and the other students participating in this weekend’s march.

Posted last night, the Facebook Live video has already gained over 4.7K reactions and 121K views.

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Garth Brooks Dedicates New Song to March For Our Lives Organizer Emma Gonzalez