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Garth Brooks Debuts New Song With Emotional Message For Emma Gonzales

 

Garth Brooks voices his support for the children behind "March For Our Lives" through an emotional unrecorded new song he plans to debut this week.

On his weekly Facebook live session called "Inside Studio G," the country singer addressed Emma Gonzalez, one of the students who survived the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 died and many were injured.

Children Are The Future

Gonzalez, one of the organizers of "March Of Our Lives," posted a letter encouraging everyone to join the march.

There was one line on her open letter that grabbed the attention of the "If Tomorrow Never Comes" singer.

"I believe the young people in this country can change the world," he read from Gonzalez's letter," wouldn't that be something."

The 56-year-old singer-songwriter responded to the student-activist.

"OK, Miss Emma. It's not ours to change, it's yours," he said on Facebook. "You understand that. You're the future [...] This is your world. Take it, shape it, mold it. [...] Your generation is the generation for the school shootings. Let's make sure the next generation is not."

He recited one line from the song that he believes can be applied to the march later this week.

"To matter then, it must matter now," he shared to fans.

He ended the video by encouraging the viewers to join "March for Our Lives" which will take place on Saturday, March 24, in several locations across the United States and around the world. The biggest and main protest, however, will be in Washington D.C. where the survivors of the Parkland School Shooting will be present.

 

Celebrity Support

Aside from Brooks, several other celebrities have voiced their support for the children who will be marching against gun violence and mass shootings.

Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake recently teamed up with D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser for a social media video that welcomes the protesters of "March for Our Lives" on Saturday. The 37-year-old singer said that he was inspired by the students "owning their voices" and hopes that people join the call for action.

Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey & Marilyn Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, and more have donated thousands of dollars to support the initiative. They will also join the march in Washinton.

Other celebrities such as Kim Kardashian West, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Ellen DeGeneres, Noah Schnapp, G-Eazy, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, and more have voiced their support for the nationwide rally.

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