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    "People Loving People" Is The Garth Brooks Single You've Been Waiting For

    It's the first single from his forthcoming album, to be released "hopefully somewhere around Black Friday.”

    On Sept. 3, Garth Brooks released a new single to country radio, called "People Loving People."

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    The single was written by busbee, Lee Thomas Miller, and Chris Wallin. According to a press release, it is expected to be up for sale on Sept. 8.

    It's an unabashedly heavy-handed singalong with an easy-to-embrace message: People should love people.

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    Some fans love the new single:

    People Loving People! Garth's still got it

    Heather Phillips@heathyphillips

    People Loving People! Garth's still got it 😻🎶

    11:32 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Some think it sounds like Martina McBride:

    Does #GarthBrooks' People Loving People remind you of @martinamcbride's Love's the Only House? Or is that just me?

    Alison Bonaguro@alisonbonaguro

    Does #GarthBrooks' People Loving People remind you of @martinamcbride's Love's the Only House? Or is that just me?

    10:32 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    And one writer thinks it's "condescending":

    I find the "It's just people loving people!" chorus condescending. That's not a new philosophy, and it's also not taken root in all history.

    Grady Smith@gradywsmith

    I find the "It's just people loving people!" chorus condescending. That's not a new philosophy, and it's also not taken root in all history.

    8:29 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    Brooks is no stranger to message music. Way back in 1993 — that's 18 years before Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" — he was singing about gay rights, on "We Shall Be Free":

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