Skip to comments.Democrats to reclaim country music
Posted on 11/20/2007 6:33:56 AM PST by Zakeet
Democrats angered at the image of country and western as Right-wing redneck music are planning a tour of Middle America during the 2008 election campaign by Nashville artists opposed to the Iraq war.
An alliance called the Music Row Democrats is poised to re-launch itself early next year in an attempt to seize back country music from the Republican camp and spread their message that President George W. Bushs party does not care about ordinary people.
Slowly but surely, more country singers are performing songs critical of the Bush administration. Merle Haggard, who once sang the anti-hippie anthem Okie from Muskogee for President Richard Nixon at the White House has even penned a tribute to Hillary Clinton.
In his Hillary", dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: This country needs to be honest/ Changes need to be large/ Something like a big switch of gender/ Let's put a woman in charge."
Pro-war songs like Toby Keith's "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue" and American Solider, and Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten (About Bin Laden)?" still dominate country music stations.
But some country stars such as Tim McGraw who has said he may run for Tennessee governor have come out as Democrats.
Republican Blues, by the bluegrass artist Tim OBrien, dealt with issues ranging from domestic spying by the US government to the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
Music Row Democrats was first formed in 2004, after the Dixie Chicks were boycotted and banned from country radio stations when their lead singer Natalie Maines said just before the Iraq invasion that she was ashamed Mr Bush was from her native Texas.
It now boasts more than 1,300 members in Nashville, the home of country music.
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You can read about their organization, the Music Row Democrats," here.
Personally, I don't recognize anybody, but admitedly, I'm no Country Music fan.
The great majority of country Western performers love America, however most Democrats think that America is a greater threat to “world peas” than Osama and his minions in alqaeda.
And in other news, the Democrats are going to have a tour of black churches to show that all hymns and gospel music doesn’t belong to the religious right either. < / sarcasm >
They are just trying to pull more wool over our eyes. They are to smart to like country or at least think they are.
Most criminals and convicted felons are supporting hitlary and the 'RATs so I could see Merle tossing bouquets to the billing records butch.
Mrs. Clinton is no doubt waiting until Oct to give her heart to Jesus at the Potter's House, vowing to lead her husband to the Lord.
In his Hillary”, dedicated to the Democratic front runner, Haggard sings: This country needs to be honest/ Changes need to be large/ Something like a big switch of gender/ Let’s put a woman in charge.”
I’m a country music fan and don’t recognize most of these also.
I think the group is trying, without much help, to be recognized again. Sad to sell your soul to the devil just to sell a recor
They’ll have to re-work the Martina McBride anthem:
Let Freedom shrink
We’ll tell you what to think
Let the whole world know that today America’s turning pink
She’ll take from the rich
If we elect that bitch
Roll our rights away
Do what liberals say
It’s “In-the-left-wing Day”
Are they going to advise others of their ilk to get the necessary shots, first? You know...like when attending a NASCAR event?
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the DEMs try to “charm” NASCAR fans.......I hope this is as much fun!
I dont recognize all that many and I am a Country Music Fan
-and let’s not forget what country fans thought of the Dixie Chicks.......wonder how the FANS will react to this?
“Democrats to reclaim country music”
Good, the ‘Dixie Chics’ can get a new career boost!
With Charlie Daniels on our side, we have no fear!
Libs dominate the music business, so this should be surprise. Check out the 40th anniversary edition of Rolling Stone, which promotes one lib after another about anything but music. Gore, Clinton, Dixie Chicks and on and on.
And of course, the obtuse Bruce Springsteen, who wacky politics infect his talent worse than most. I happen to like a lot of his music, but the message is always the same:
Class warfare you can tap you foot to.
Like two dogs fighting over a worn out tennis shoe.
Who cares who wins?
Country is not as bad as rap or hop-hip, but more than that I am not willing to say.