Garth Brooks Joins Entertainers on MLK Assassination Anniversary to Urge ‘The Dream Still Lives’
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968, and he is credited with one of the most moving speeches in recorded history with his “I Have a Dream” address of Aug. 28, 1963. All across the nation five decades later, Americans commemorated this milestone with thoughtful discussion across various platforms.
Garth Brooks paid tribute to the anniversary of the civil rights leader's passing on social media Wednesday (April 4) by posting a simple message: "The dream still lives. My dream is for us to love one another...all of us."
Brooks encouraged others to post their own dreams, using the hashtag #DreamStillLives. He joined a long list of other prominent musicians, including the Chainsmokers, Common, BTS, Mariah Carey, Ryan Tedder, Dave Matthews, Smokey Robinson, Katy Perry, Gloria Estefan, Demi Lovato, Cher, Elton John, Bette Midler, Janelle Monáe, Paul McCartney, Charlie Puth, Kesha, Tony Bennett, Luis Fonsi, Lecrae, Nick Jonas, Kirk Franklin, Harry Styles, Andra Day, SZA, Darius Rucker, Lionel Richie, Marc Anthony, Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Mark Ronson, and Mary J. Blige; all of whom were collected together in a special video compiled by Stevie Wonder to preach a message of unity and peace.
Former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle appeared near the beginning of the video, urging for a world "where we recognize each other's common humanity, and that we shape for our children peace, justice, and opportunity for all."
Brooks gave an emotional performance of a previously unreleased song during his weekly Inside Studio G broadcast via Facebook last month, sharing a powerful message for student activist Emma Gonzalez in advance of the March for Our Lives rally.
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