“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.”

1. 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.

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

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3. Some fans love the new single:

4. Some think it sounds like Martina McBride:

5. And one writer thinks it’s “condescending”:

6. 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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