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Singer/songwriter John Tibbs debuts new song, Maren Morris-penned 'Dear Hate'


Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:55 pm
Now available on all digital service providers
Singer/songwriter and GMA Dove Award nominee John Tibbs announced the release of his latest single, "Dear Hate." Co-written and originally recorded by Grammy Award winner and country music star Maren Morris, Tibbs decided there was no better time for him to record the song than now. 
"The very first time I heard 'Dear Hate' it stopped me right in my tracks," Tibbs said. "I knew I had to sing this song and share its message. For me, it speaks directly into the conflicts we find ourselves in today. It's also a beautiful telling of where we have come from, and a timeless reminder that love will always be near us; to never give up hope. I'm so excited to share this song and I pray that it moves people just like it did me."
The song is now available on all digital providers. A lyric video also debuted for the song, which can be viewed HERE
Morris originally wrote "Dear Hate" in 2015 with Tom Douglas and David Hodges, two days after a white gunman killed nine parishioners at a historic black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. The song became known to the masses after she officially released the song publicly as a duet with Vince Gill. 
Since he released his debut album in 2012, Tibbs' music continues to reach the masses. With more than 3 million streams on Spotify, he has performed around the U.S., logging 500 shows in the past three years. For the most updated touring schedule and further information, visit johntibbsmusic.com.
Hailing from the Midwest, Tibbs has built his success the old-school way: playing shows, writing great songs, and truly caring about those he meets along the way. Tibbs was catapulted into the music industry by a successful release with Noisetrade. Through that platform, he developed an online community of more than 100,000 supporters who helped crowd-fund his independent recordings, and it wasn't long before he piqued the interest of major record labels. 
In 2016, Tibbs released his debut full-length album, "Dead Man Walking" (Fair Trade Services), to critical acclaim. Then in 2017, in partnership with Pledge Music and Tone Tree, Tibbs released the LP "Heartland" under his independent label Windmill and Wave. 
Prior to releasing "Dead Man Walking," Tibbs was a worship leader at Madison Park Church near Indiana's Anderson University. As an independent artist, he amassed an online community of more than 100,000 fans who helped crowd-fund two breakout recordings: "Swallowing Death, Breathing Life" in 2012 as well as 2013's "Anchor" - earning national notoriety on Noisetrade. 
Tibbs has toured with such leading names as Newsboys, Crowder, Matt Maher, Tenth Avenue North, Unspoken, Gungor and Audrey Assad, among others. 
For further information, visit johntibbsmusic.com.

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