Support of the victims of a senseless bombing after an Ariana Grande concert on Manchester, England has been pouring out worldwide. Since the attack, numerous artists, including county stars, have reached out on social media to share their condolences and offer a helping hand in this time of need. Duo Love and Theft has stepped up to the plate to help the victims by donating this month’s proceeds of their song “Love Wins.”
“In light of the recent tragedy in Manchester, we wanted to give back in some way. For us, the best way we know how is through our music. Here’s our song ‘Love Wins,'” the duo’s Stephen Barker Liles prefaced before singing an acoustic version of the track on the steps of the Nashville Parthenon.
The duo dropped the song early this year and it’s quickly picked up steam among country fans worldwide.
To see the life and energy it has taken in that short time … is unlike anything I’ve been a part of in my 11 years here in Nashville,” Liles told The Boot of their new song. “We are excited to put out ‘Love Wins’ because of how much it means to us and our families and because we hope this song will have a lasting impact on the hearts of everyone who hears it.”
On Monday night (5/22), a nail bomb was detonated within Machester Arena’s foyer as fans left an Ariana Grande concert. 22 people died in the blast, including one as young as eight years old, and 59 were left injured. Machester Police credit a suicide bomber for the blast and have also arrested another suspect. ISIS has since taken responsibility for the attack.
Purchase your copy of Love and Theft’s “Love Wins” on iTunes now.