Skip to comments.Should singers strike a political note?
Posted on 08/15/2004 8:12:55 AM PDT by wardaddy
By PETER COOPER
Staff Writer A vote is a voice, and celebrity provides a microphone.
Thus especially in an election year it's common for politically minded artists and musicians to use their fame as a platform to push agendas and candidates. That's been the case for hundreds of years in hundreds of countries, and the American tradition includes plenty of singing and stumping.
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Much like an AME church it is simply a DNC org dishonestly implying otherwise.
I had the pleasure last nite of helping my pal here in Nashville who is a booking agent with his Lynyrd Skynyrd show at an outdoor venue in Rome Georgia. Let me tell ya'll, there is no doubt where that band and the crowd stands. Unabashedly pro-America and pro-troops and pro-WOT and pro-Stopping Illegal Immigration.
The song Red White and Blue was spot on and most refreshing was the crowd. It was not what folks like to stereotype as some kind of drunk David Allen Coe bacchanalia....it was a broad crowd of very decent patriotic Southern folks from teens to 60 and included a bevy of the very best in gorgeous Southern womanhood there is to offer.
I salute Georgia and their ladies!!! It was so refreshing to see such a huge like minded crowd of younger folks. Gives me hope and does me proud.
And I hope the Sara Evans and Darryl Whorley's of the world keep on doing their part. To hell with the America haters. I'll buy Patti Griffith's damned ticket.
I don't care if they do it on their own time. If I'm buying their time (at a concert) to hear their music, then it's not OK.
Just a gentle reminder that pictures are generally required when making comments such as this.
Man....I wish I had had one....I bet I tore tickets from 2000 cars.
Like my buddy said..."People would pay to do what we're doing"...lol
They can say anything they want. But they are ENTERTAINERS and risk loosing money when they begin to "sing" about what goes on in politics. Just because nobody wants to listen to them when they state thier political views or BUY thier records because of thier religious, political beliefs is not a violation of thier free speech what so ever.
In their songs, you are buying into it. But it does strike me that the groups that seem pro-America and pro-troops and pro-WOT and pro-Stopping Illegal Immigration are written with talent and dignity rather than hate and obscentities.
You tell "em Fin! Let's see some pictures of those Georgia peaches.
Yeah, an encouraging sign. The attempt by academia to mould our youth into socialist one-world automotons is failing.
Gore's understanding of the 1st Amendment appears to rival his understanding of the electoral college.
And in so doing, they voluntarily place their fame in the line of fire of potential public backlash.
Sure...leave it to me to do all the grunt work around here...
Toby Keith wrote that song with the line 'it ain't no rag, it's a flag..' and I believe he deleted it when singing in Dearborn,Michigan. They played that Lynard Skynard song a lot here for a while.
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I would fight for thier right to say or sing anything they want...Al Gore is passé to say the least. He's great to make fun of...but irrelevant as far as current politics are concerned. He became irrelevant November 6th, 2000.
I was just coming back to ping you.
Last nite was so fun and refreshing...nothing like the stereotype folks joke about.
Lots of decent looking folks that looked happy to be there....and the kids knew the words like I do.
Hell, I felt 17 again at the last show I saw them at in Mobile in 74. Almost got misty eyed....yep I know it's only 3 or 4 original members.
And it was a sweet financial success for the promoter and the band.
Lynyrd Skynard's fan base is Baby-Boomer heavy. I know they have some young fans, but most of their fans are the same age as the band members.
There are some gains being made by the youth vote in the conservative movement, but the MTV generation is solidly in the Commie Camp.
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