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What ABC Didnít Show You from the CMA Country Music Fest (They've Got Tim McGraw's back)
Big Hollywood ^ | 9.2.10 | Bruce Carroll

Posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:11 PM PDT by This Just In

Revealing: What ABC Didn’t Show You from the CMA Country Music Fest

Posted By Bruce Carroll On September 2, 2010

This article is nearly three months in the making. For the second year in a row, my partner John and I attended the Country Music Association (CMA) Music Fest in Nashville, TN in early June. As a side note, if you ever get the opportunity – GO! It is a weeklong celebration of great country music and the great American city of Nashville.

But this isn’t a tourist agency pimping of Music City. Nope, it is a damning indictment of Hollywood’s natural, auto-immune liberal bias. Let me explain.

During the actual CMA Music Fest in June there is a massive concert each of four nights at LP Field where the Tennessee Titans play football in the fall. The good old American Broadcasting Company takes four nights of country music and compresses it into three hours. That edited program was shown last evening on ABC for all to see.

As I sat in LP Field in June and saw each night’s great entertainment unfold, I knew with confidence that two notable events would NOT be aired last night on ABC. I was right.

In fact, I tweeted “live” from the floor of the concert when one of them occurred. Unfortunately, as usual, Twitter’s status history is malfunctioning. When viewers saw Tim McGraw sing “Southern Voice” last night on ABC, there was an important moment that the network cleverly edited out and actively hid from America. Why? Because it was inflammatory and would have exposed McGraw, a passionate Democrat activist, to extreme ridicule today.

(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...


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KEYWORDS: countrymusic; faithhill; mcgraw; timmcgraw
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For those of you who are out of the know (count yourself fortunate), this is the same Tim McGraw who stated that Bill Clinton was the GREATEST American president. The same Tim McGraw who is married to Faith Hill. The same Faith Hill who stated that then President Bush should be in New Orleans (during the Katrina disaster) to personally help clean up.

For those of you who haven't noticed, McGraw's been working in front of the camera trying to play a guy trying to act. I have told me family that I believe the reason McGraw and his wife are receiving film roles is because the Left is grooming them to run for public office. Mark my words, it will happen.

1 posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:14 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Frankly I don’t think the Rat base would have cared and the GOP disagrees with him anyhow.


2 posted on 09/02/2010 10:09:44 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: This Just In

Let’s just make sure we “Dixie Chic” him.


3 posted on 09/02/2010 10:13:00 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Unless the GOP Senate ruins it all...)
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To: This Just In

boring and you write for crap?


4 posted on 09/02/2010 10:13:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: This Just In
Possibly, or maybe just to influence those "redneck folk that cling to their Bibles and guns.

Good post BTW.

5 posted on 09/02/2010 10:19:12 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Vendome

Well, coming from sewage pond scum, I’ll take that as a compliment.

You’re so touchy when it comes to your McGraw/Hill “music”.


6 posted on 09/02/2010 10:19:32 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Why wouldn’t a Democrat think President Clinton is the Greatest President in the World? Do you think Tim would pick Carter or Obama? Sheesh. Republicans often say that Reagan is the greatest President. I don’t see a problem with this. Didn’t we say that Obama should have been down to the gulf to help out? As far as a song goes, if it is a four day event and they have to cut it to three hours, a lot of songs were cut. This seems very conspiracy to me. But I just don’t get caught up with people’s opinions of different Presidents and such. Who really cares. We should be caring about election 2010 and not a country singer who does not agree with Reagan being the greatest President ever.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 10:21:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

“Who really cares. We should be caring about election 2010 and not a country singer who does not agree with Reagan being the greatest President ever.”

There comments are always amusing. For someone who doesn’t care, and should be caring about election 2010, you sure took time to read and write on this thread.

“Why wouldn’t a Democrat think President Clinton is the Greatest President....?”

Well, for starters, that’s a pretty asinine statement when you consider the company Clinton is privileged to share this distinction with: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson.......


8 posted on 09/02/2010 10:26:01 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: RachelFaith

that will work


9 posted on 09/02/2010 10:27:53 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: napscoordinator
Oh poo pooh...we can get mad and boycott what we don't like.. I am glad it was posted.
10 posted on 09/02/2010 10:30:33 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: Eagles6

I think you’re trackin’, Eagles6.


11 posted on 09/02/2010 10:32:19 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

I am clueless about this white power fist you speak of. Is this a southern thing or a democrat thing or a good old boy thing or a KKK thing or what??? Is it a bad thing or a good thing? Since you say McGraw is a big liberal, is this something that white liberals are all doing now? I do put my fist up in the air watching football, but I don’t want people to confuse me with being liberal.


12 posted on 09/02/2010 10:33:47 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: dalebert

That is true but why? It is just silly that we get upset over this. Freedom of speech for you is a right so go for it and boycott him but that means everything including his movies such as that outstanding “The Blind Side”. Can’t have it both ways.


13 posted on 09/02/2010 10:34:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: RachelFaith

Our family loves country music, among other genres, but I don’t take kindly to supporting liberal artists. Dixie Chick-ing these people works for us.


14 posted on 09/02/2010 10:35:36 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

We just look stupid...


15 posted on 09/02/2010 10:36:33 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: RachelFaith

I did a long time ago, both of them.


16 posted on 09/02/2010 10:37:51 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Kirkwood

The “fist” the writer is referring to is the Black Panther fist, which is why he points out that if it were a conservative white guy who pulled the same stunt, the MSM and politicians would be all over him.


17 posted on 09/02/2010 10:38:07 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Eagles6

We or he?


18 posted on 09/02/2010 10:39:24 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: napscoordinator

I attended a Carrie Underwood concert and I can tell you firsthand that when she sang Jesus, Take the Wheel/How Great Thou Art medley the crowd sang along for the Jesus part, but got eerily quiet when the How Great Thou Art part was sung. HGTA is a very old “hymn” which is no longer in use in contemporary worship, which could be why ABC chose to ignore it too. If Christians themselves have placed it in the dust bin of history, why not ABC?


19 posted on 09/02/2010 10:39:45 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (This is the "Ba-roke" era.)
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To: This Just In

Of course a “conservative white guy” wouldn’t want to channel Black Panthers anyhow.


20 posted on 09/02/2010 10:41:19 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: This Just In
The “fist” the writer is referring to is the Black Panther fist, which is why he points out that if it were a conservative white guy who pulled the same stunt, the MSM and politicians would be all over him.

Tim McGraw is an idiot and his music is nothing more than bubblegum pop music with a fake southern accent, but when did the black panthers get to copyright holding a fist in the air? Now nobody in the world can hold a fist in the air because black people own it? Take it back, I say. Take it back!
21 posted on 09/02/2010 10:41:23 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: napscoordinator

well lol.. i can still get mad cant i..there is still a little freedom left ...maybe...well maybe not


22 posted on 09/02/2010 10:41:28 PM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: fr_freak

Well, it all depends on the occasion and the way in which you are holding up the fist. You would have to view footage of the Black Panthers in order to understand what the writer is saying. There really is a difference.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 10:44:41 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Why? Seriously, I still don’t get it and your response doesn’t clear this up at all. Does anyone seriously think McGraw is active in some white power movement? Does anyone care? I’ve lived in the South for 30 years and never heard of anything about a white power fist. Is this about not offending blacks?


24 posted on 09/02/2010 10:44:46 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Semperfiwife

I doubt Christians have tossed How Great Thou Art in the dust bin of history. In fact, I’m sure it will be sung far longer than Jesus Take the Wheel - which I’ve never heard of. But then, much of contemporary worship is entertainment, not worship.


25 posted on 09/02/2010 10:47:43 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (When the ass brays, don't reply...)
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To: This Just In

After the couple’s obvious love affair began with Obama and their true colors came out, I totally tuned out Tim and Faith. Carrie rocks - have loved her since AI. Thanks for the great post.


26 posted on 09/02/2010 10:48:09 PM PDT by peggybac (Restore America and restore her honor.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Of course a “conservative white guy” wouldn’t want to channel Black Panthers anyhow.”

LOL. I don’t think he could even if he wanted to. He’d just look like a white guy with his fist in the air, which is why McGraw is a poser. I’m sure all the people in the “know” noted brotha Tim’s “solidarity”.


27 posted on 09/02/2010 10:48:11 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In
Tim McGraw couldn't lead a horse to water. He's an idiot. Don't worry your little pea picking heart TJI.

Fourth generation Southerner AND FReeper.

Oh, and please hold back grammar police, y'all are starting to sound like John F’ing Kerry's elitist neighbors!

28 posted on 09/02/2010 10:50:00 PM PDT by poobear ("The greatest tyrannies are always perpetrated in the name of the noblest causes." -- Thomas Paine)
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Good grief... I hardly know Tim McGraw from Tiny Tim, but to think there is some sort of White Power BS attached to a fist pump is just pig ignorant. Breitbart is such a charlatan. To those that want to tell me what a "fearless journalist" he is I can only say this: Pull your head out.


29 posted on 09/02/2010 10:50:27 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Kirkwood

I can understand why this is still a little muddy. Search the Black Panthers. Hopefully you can visit a site that is actually fair on the subject. This should shed light.

This has nothing to do with “white power”. It has everything to do with McGraw showing a little symbolism/solidarity.


30 posted on 09/02/2010 10:51:08 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: stormer

Well, in all fairness, if you have ever witnessed Black Panthers and the “fist” you’d realize that there is a difference. You’ll note my quotations because the liberals don’t have a monopoly on the fist pump.


31 posted on 09/02/2010 10:53:37 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

The fist in the air symbol has been used by dozens of radical groups over the past century and is certainly not exclusive to the black power movement. I guess the writer is saying McGraw is a radical? I never heard the song, so I’m not sure what that is about. I wish the article put this into better context.


32 posted on 09/02/2010 10:54:53 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: dalebert

Well hopefully we will get more freedoms after 2010 election and even more after 2012. This has been a horrible period of our lives but we did survive the 70’s and will survive this time too even though it is difficult.


33 posted on 09/02/2010 10:55:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Kirkwood

Tim McGraw has been doing that as far back as I can remember and we have seen him in a number of concerts over many years.

Yes, Tim & Faith are big democrats. They have never made a secret of that. They still play great music.

They aren’t the Dixie Chicks by any means as far as I know.


34 posted on 09/02/2010 10:55:17 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: This Just In

The Tim McGraw thing is a stretch.


35 posted on 09/02/2010 10:55:20 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: poobear

Well, I assure you that my pea picking heart isn’t worrying. And I rarely notice grammaticaticall eerrorrs.


36 posted on 09/02/2010 10:56:03 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Darkwolf377

I agree. He is a stretch.


37 posted on 09/02/2010 10:56:52 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Kirkwood

Perhaps there is a video on YouTube. Maybe that will help to bring context to the topic.


38 posted on 09/02/2010 10:58:43 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Darkwolf377

Yes it is a stretch.


39 posted on 09/02/2010 10:59:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Semperfiwife
Take the Wheel/How Great Thou Art medley the crowd sang along for the Jesus part, but got eerily quiet when the How Great Thou Art part was sung. HGTA is a very old “hymn” which is no longer in use in contemporary worship, which could be why ABC chose to ignore it too. If Christians themselves have placed it in the dust bin of history, why not ABC?

I'm curious...When did "they" do that?
I ask because that was my Mothers favorite hymn and I still get a bit misty when I hear it. Which I seem to hear fairly regularly...still.

Great song of worship as opposed to.....what was the other tune you mentioned?

40 posted on 09/02/2010 11:06:01 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: This Just In


41 posted on 09/02/2010 11:06:33 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: This Just In

I know what a Black Power salute is, and I’m old enough to remember the 68 Olympics in Mexico City - Tommie Smith and John Carlos still get asked about that. And agree with those two or not, they were both fine athletes who risked their reputations and futures in order to make a political statement. Tim McGraw isn’t making any statement other than “Spend money on my records”. Breitbart is just stirring the pot and hoping that people buy the shit that floats to the top.


42 posted on 09/02/2010 11:11:08 PM PDT by stormer
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To: Semperfiwife

“If Christians themselves have placed it in the dust bin of history, why not ABC?”

I can only assume that you haven’t visited the millions of churches around this country. To say that “Christians themselves have place it in the dust bin” is painting with a pretty broad and ignorant brush.

We sing that hymn regularly in church, and have attended and/or seen a number of congregations sing the song during worship.


43 posted on 09/02/2010 11:14:27 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: dead

Nixon, yellow fin catch, and Bush - Right on.

Kerry - Looks like a hand puppet.


44 posted on 09/02/2010 11:17:17 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Semperfiwife; napscoordinator; This Just In

What age group was that crowd at the concert you attended?

It’s hard for me to believe any group of Christians would not be awed with the power and majesty of the song “How Great Thou Art”, even if it is an oldie.

I want to thank ‘This Just In’ for the post and the video of Carrie Underwood singing her medley ‘Jesus, Take the Wheel/How Great Thou Art’. It’s the first time I’ve heard her do that and it brought tears to my eyes.

Dear Lord, if You still listen to the prayers of this poor old sinner, please bless Carrie Underwood and allow her to continue to remind us poor sinners of Your greatness and mercy through her music, Amen.


45 posted on 09/02/2010 11:19:14 PM PDT by RebelTex (FREEDOM IS EVERYONE'S RIGHT! AND EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY!)
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To: Mr Rogers

“How Great Thou Art” is most definitely a classic, a solemn song of praise that can bring tears to the eyes. But “Jesus Take the Wheel” also has its place as a song of surrender, and the amazing thing is that it was played on more than just country and Christian radio stations. It can also bring on the tears; hopefully it planted a seed in people who haven’t been blessed by the traditional hymns yet.

If you would like to check out a version that doesn’t include the distraction of watching a singer, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8-YO6g05aA just shows the lyrics while the song plays. You can judge for yourself.


46 posted on 09/02/2010 11:24:56 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: RebelTex

You’re very welcome, RebelTex. You added a little sunshine to our evening.


47 posted on 09/02/2010 11:31:04 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: This Just In

Here’s how much class Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyZRiEJnIag


48 posted on 09/02/2010 11:31:44 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Lancey Howard, I can’t view the vid. Can you give me a play-by-play?


49 posted on 09/02/2010 11:33:00 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: RebelTex

Carrie Underwood is queen of the universe as far as I’m concerned.


50 posted on 09/02/2010 11:34:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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