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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood just took a big stand for the Orlando shooting victims Instagram/@garthbrooks/@aaronpritchett/@mikeonamonday
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Garth Brooks first sang about accepting our gay brothers and sisters on his 1992 single, “We Shall Be Free.” In light of the shooting that claimed 49 lives and injured many more at Orlando gay club Pulse, Garth dedicated his performance of that song at his June 12 concert to those affected by the massacre.

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@AaronPritchett, thank you for what you said and thank you for truly hearing the music. Miss @Trishayearwood's last words to the crowd that night were, "Love one another." I could not have been more proud of her and her choice of words. love, g REPOST via from @aaronpritchett On Sunday night, we watched @GarthBrooks dedicate his song “We Shall Be Free” to those affected by the Orlando shooting and the globe surrounding his drum kit was illuminated with a pride rainbow. I didn’t think I could feel any prouder for getting to open for the man!. He really has been spreading love and acceptance for decades. How great is it to have someone like Garth, that SOOO many people look up to and absolutely adore, use his voice to stand up for what he believes and encourage all his fans to stop the hate in this world. Truly an inspiration for me. #GarthBrooks #PRIDE #Weshallbefree #Orlando #OneLove Photo credit to my good friend Mike McGuire @mikeonamonday

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On top of that, Garth had the stage lit up with the colors of the gay pride rainbow flag. His opening act, singer/songwriter Aaron Pritchett, posted this photo of the stage and said how proud he was of Garth for “spreading love and acceptance for decades.”

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Garth shared the photo on his own Instagram account thanking Aaron for sharing the photo and “for truly hearing the music.”

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Garth continued, “Miss @Trishayearwood’s last words to the crowd that night were, “Love one another.” I could not have been more proud of her and her choice of words. Love, g.”

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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