Sheryl Crow Dedicates New Song to Sandy Hook Victims on 'Good Morning America'
"I turned off the news again tonight / It's getting hard to watch everyone fight," Crow sings.
Good Morning America ran a touching feature this morning (Dec. 11) showcasing the five years that have passed since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, which killed 20 students and six staffers.
In the clip, they air devastating footage from that day and the days after in 2012. Mark Barden, whose son Daniel was among those killed, says, "My one little Daniel has, in his life, affected so many people in a positive way, but in his murder has affected — I can't even tell you."
Barden is a co-founder of Sandy Hook Promise, which was founded and is led by several of the families who lost their loved ones on that day. The national non-profit organization's goal is "to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children and prevent the senseless, tragic loss of life."
This three-minute news package led into country star Sheryl Crow performing a song she wrote in dedication to the victims of Sandy Hook and to benefit Sandy Hook Promise, titled "The Dreaming Kind." In the 30-second clip posted to GMA's Twitter, Crow is seated at the piano and singing, "I turned off the news again tonight / It's getting hard to watch everyone fight."
According to People, Crow's 12-year-old niece, Ava Crow, appears on the song asking, "Could you imagine it / If love was blind / If on this earth everybody was kind." Watch a clip of the performance below.
.@sherylcrow has written and recorded a special song to benefit @SandyHook Promise and their initiative to protect children from gun violence. https://t.co/hNgiFKhAjG— Good Morning America (@GMA) December 11, 2017
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This story first appeared on Billboard.com.