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  • Republicans, White Nationalists Fume Over Taylor Swift’s Senate Endorsement

    10/08/2018 1:27:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 105 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 08 October 2018 | Tessa Stuart
    Swift’s endorsement is not without commercial risk. According to an analysis by the New York Times, she is most popular in rural areas in the West and Midwest that tend to vote conservative, like Utah, Montana and Nevada, and only modestly popular in Tennessee...."OUR GIRL no more," one posted. "They took her from us and turned her into one of their brain dead zombies," another wrote.
  • Taylor Swift Breaks Political Silence, Endorses TN Democrats

    10/07/2018 5:52:13 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 215 replies
    Variety ^ | 10-7-18 | Nyren
    Taylor Swift has broken her long-held public political silence in an Instagram post encouraging her followers to vote in the November midterm elections and slamming Republican Tennessee representative Marsha Blackburn. “In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift began the post, which was accompanied by a moody, black-and-white photo of the superstar. “I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the...
  • Willie Nelson attacked by fans online over upcoming Beto O'Rourke rally appearance in Austin

    09/13/2018 10:31:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | 09/13/2018 | Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) -- Some Willie Nelson fans are seeing red after learning the country musician will be headlining a rally for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke. Dozens of people weighed in on Willie's Facebook page Wednesday after he shared a story about the upcoming rally in Austin. While some people told Willie he needs to stay out of politics, others threw insults at the music legend. Still others applauded Willie's contribution to the 2018 campaign. The event is set for Sept. 29 at Austin's Auditorium Shores. Nelson is scheduled to perform alongside Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, Tameca Jones and...
  • Music superstar warns about 'establishment Pharisees'

    05/09/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 5/9/2018 | Bob Unruh
    Country music superstar Charlie Daniels is comparing today’s political power structure in Washington to the Pharisees of biblical times. But he’s warning their agenda – right now to attack President Trump because he’s an outsider and is disrupting their plans – won’t stop there. In fact, he’s warning that average “rank-and-file” Americans soon will be facing “dangerous precedents” because of the establishment war against the president. He posts his opinions on the Soap Box page of his band’s website. In a new commentary he said American needs to think of the “establishment politicians” as Pharisees, who, “regardless of what party...
  • Social Media Mob Attacks Shania Twain After She Walks Back Pro-President Trump Comments

    04/23/2018 2:12:41 PM PDT · by ethom · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 April 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    Canadian singer Shania Twain is still being attacked by the left, despite her apology for saying she’d have voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election. “I would have voted for him because, even though he was offensive, he seemed honest,” Twain had previously declared. “Do you want straight or polite?” Twain also described President Trump as “transparent,” adding, “and politics has a reputation of not being that, right?” However, the singer has since apologized for her comment, claiming it wasn’t “representative of my values.” “My answer was awkward, but certainly should not be taken as representative of my...
  • Shania Twain apologizes for saying she would have voted for Donald Trump

    04/22/2018 10:05:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 86 replies
    .msn ^ | 4/22/2018 | Hilary Hughes
    Shania Twain apologized for her comments and clarified she does "not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President": I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard. As a Canadian, I regret answering this unexpected question without giving my response more context I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, that I do not hold any common moral beliefs with the current President...
  • Garth Brooks Tears Up Supporting March for Our Lives

    03/21/2018 9:15:23 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 72 replies
    Entertainment Tonight via Yahoo! Entertainment ^ | 3/20/2018 | Leena Tailor‍
    Garth Brooks got emotional while performing a song for students taking part in March for Our Lives during his Inside Studio G weekly Facebook Live show on Monday. The country legend was shown a letter by Parkland, Florida, student Emma Gonzalez during the session for fans. Gonzalez is a student advocate and activist for gun control, who survived the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February.
  • What in the Name of Minnie Pearl is Wrong with Country Music?

    03/06/2018 7:09:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 178 replies ^ | March 6, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    One of country music’s most powerful executives, says gun-toting, Bible-clinging fans like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are no longer welcome. The controversy started when the Country Music Association triggered a massive outbreak of microaggressions after they appointed Huckabee to the board of its charitable foundation. Huckabee has been a longtime supporter of music education so his appointment to a charitable board that supports music programs for young people was a perfect fit. However, a mob of social justice warriors, led by openly gay country music executive Jason Owen, protested – calling Huckabee’s appointment “grossly offensive” and “heartbreaking.” “This man...
  • ABC Desperately Tries to Get Dolly Parton to Call Trump the Face of Modern Sexism

    03/03/2018 7:04:02 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 3/2/2018 | Scott Whitlock
    Nightline correspondent David Wright on Thursday night desperately attempted to get actress and singer Dolly Parton to label Donald Trump as the face of 21st century sexism. Talking to the entertainer about her role in the iconic film 9 to 5, Wright played a clip of Jane Fonda deriding her character’s boss as a “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” Wright sneered, “The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture. We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus.” Accusations of sexual...
  • Mike Huckabee Says ‘Hate Wins,’ Publishes Resignation Letter to CMA Foundation

    03/02/2018 8:37:28 AM PST · by jeannineinsd · 102 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/1/18 | Shirley Halerin and Chris Willman
    To the CMA Foundation Board From Mike Huckabee March 1, 2018 Dear Board Members: I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students. Since I will not be able to continue in what I had hoped to be useful service in this endeavor, I wanted to at least put some things on the record. I have no expectation that it will change the irrational vitriol directed...
  • Huckabee resigns from country music board over his "grossly offensive" anti-LGBT views

    03/01/2018 7:28:59 PM PST · by ZagFan · 108 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-01-2018
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation, one day after he was appointed the position. Within 24 hours, Huckabee's appointment faced harsh criticism with a prominent artist manager sending a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee's election 'grossly offensive' due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. 'Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country,' Owen wrote. Owen and his husband have...
  • Vince Gill opens up about sexual harassment experience during concert

    02/07/2018 11:22:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 7, 2018 | Chris Perez
    The #MeToo and “Time’s Up” movements gained an unexpected voice this week as country music star Vince Gill opened up about his experiences with sexual harassment during a live performance in Nashville. “I was in 7th grade, and a young, dumb kid,” he said. “I had a gym teacher that acted inappropriately towards me and was trying to do things that I didn’t know what the hell was going on,” explained Gill. “I was just fortunate that I got up and I ran. I just jumped up, and I ran. I don’t know why. And I don’t think I ever...
  • TBI to Investigate Liberal Nashville Mayor Megan Berry after affair announced

    02/01/2018 2:41:39 PM PST · by GoreFreeTN · 14 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 website ^ | 2/1/2018 | WSMV
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - District Attorney General Glenn Funk has asked the TBI to investigate whether Nashville Mayor Megan Barry or others violated any criminal law, according to a statement from the D.A.’s office.Funk has asked TBI Director Mark Gwyn to investigate whether Barry and/or others, including Sgt. Rob Forrest, violated any criminal law including misappropriation of public funds and official misconduct. On Thursday afternoon, Barry released a statement regarding the TBI investigation: “Earlier this morning, I spoke with General Funk and he informed me that he would be requesting a TBI investigation that could answer questions of legality in...
  • How I Fell in Love With Country Music

    01/14/2018 9:41:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 116 replies
    My life didn’t change when I saw the duelling banjos scene in Deliverance, but it was the first time I realised there was more to country music than the Benny Hill theme tuney name is Martin and I love country music. There you go, I’ve said it. It’s not always an easy thing to do. When the subject comes up, I get a funny sort of look. Once you spring the c-word on people, you can see they’re thinking: “[darn], this bloke’s weird. Does he dress up like a cowboy at home and do those funny dances?” Sometimes people like...
  • Dolly Parton's "Dixie Stampede" Gets Politically Correct, Removes the word "Dixie"

    01/09/2018 5:16:56 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8 January 2018 | Maggie Jones
    Dolly Parton's Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name.
  • Randy Travis DWI Naked Arrest Vid Released

    01/08/2018 11:27:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 69 replies ^ | 12/4/2017 | Staff
    Randy Travis' DWI arrest video has finally been released by Texas officials, and it's apparent the singer is out of it. The video is 3 hours long ... we've posted a portion where Randy is clearly agitated and praying to God. The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private. As we reported ... Travis filed a lawsuit in September to keep his arrest vid under wraps, claiming it would be a violation of his privacy rights because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated. Travis crashed his...
  • Country Music Star Blake Shelton Wins Sexiest Man Alive, Jokes 'Y'all must be running out of people'

    11/15/2017 11:41:37 AM PST · by drewh · 53 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | nov 15 2017
    How did country music star Blake Shelton react to being named the sexiest man on the planet? Plenty of jokes. "Y'all must be running out of people ... Like, wow, we're down to somebody who is somewhat symmetrical," he told People in the magazine's cover story for the special issueHe added, "I've been ugly my whole life, if I can be sexy for a year, I'm taking it. I'm taking it." He was also quick to relish in his new title on Twitter. Despite how much he seems to be enjoying the announcement, Shelton said it took some convincing from...
  • Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

    11/20/2017 3:47:53 AM PST · by Hillarys Gate Cult · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Katherine Lam
    Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy” and who never let his stutter get in the way of him becoming a legend, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 85. Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., his publicist Don Murry Grubbs said. The music legend is believed to have died from respiratory failure after he never recovered from intestinal issues he has been battling since 2016. He leaves behind his longtime partner, Kathy DeMonaco, his six children and six grandchildren. Tillis recorded...
  • Country music legend Mel Tillis dead at 85

    11/19/2017 9:59:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 19, 2017 | Katherine Lam
    Country music singer Mel Tillis, whose six-decade career included hits such as “I Ain’t Never” and “Coca Cola Cowboy” and who never let his stutter get in the way of him becoming a legend, died on Sunday, his publicist confirmed. He was 85. Tillis passed away at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Fla., his publicist Don Murry Grubbs said. The music legend is believed to have died from respiratory failure after he never recovered from intestinal issues he has been battling since 2016. He leaves behind his longtime partner, Kathy DeMonaco, his six children and six grandchildren. Tillis recorded...
  • CMA Awards start out somber, then mock Trump as Garth Brooks wins Entertainer of the Year

    11/09/2017 3:56:15 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 120 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 9, 2017
    The 51st Annual CMA Awards saw the best in county music come together, but it was Garth Brooks that took home the top prize, being crowned entertainer of the year. "The most important thing other than God Himself is you, the poeple who allow us to be in the greatest music ever. Country music man," the star said while accepting his award. "I love you." The show started off on a somber note and quickly segued into political quips with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley mocking the president. The evening began with the first verse of “Amazing Grace” performed...