Skip to comments.What ABC Didnít Show You from the CMA Country Music Fest (They've Got Tim McGraw's back)
Posted on 09/02/2010 10:04:11 PM PDT by This Just In
Revealing: What ABC Didnt 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 isnt a tourist agency pimping of Music City. Nope, it is a damning indictment of Hollywoods 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 nights 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, Twitters 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 ...
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.
Frankly I don’t think the Rat base would have cared and the GOP disagrees with him anyhow.
Let’s just make sure we “Dixie Chic” him.
boring and you write for crap?
Good post BTW.
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”.
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.
“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 wouldnt 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.......
that will work
I think you’re trackin’, Eagles6.
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.
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.
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.
We just look stupid...
I did a long time ago, both of them.
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.
We or he?
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?
Of course a “conservative white guy” wouldn’t want to channel Black Panthers anyhow.
well lol.. i can still get mad cant i..there is still a little freedom left ...maybe...well maybe not
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.
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?
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.
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.
“Of course a conservative white guy wouldnt 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”.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Tim McGraw thing is a stretch.
Well, I assure you that my pea picking heart isn’t worrying. And I rarely notice grammaticaticall eerrorrs.
I agree. He is a stretch.
Perhaps there is a video on YouTube. Maybe that will help to bring context to the topic.
Yes it is a stretch.
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?
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.
“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.
Nixon, yellow fin catch, and Bush - Right on.
Kerry - Looks like a hand puppet.
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.
“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.
You’re very welcome, RebelTex. You added a little sunshine to our evening.
Here’s how much class Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have:
Lancey Howard, I can’t view the vid. Can you give me a play-by-play?
Carrie Underwood is queen of the universe as far as I’m concerned.