Country music is out of touch with its own base. The question is do the industry leaders know, or not care?
It took the Country Music Association just two hours and 27 minutes to join the LGBTQ bandwagon during “Pride month.”
“But their profile picture wasn’t changed yesterday (Memorial Day) to honor those who lost their lives for the freedoms we have in this country? Need to get the priorities straight in this country again,” said one social media fan.
“Of course they did. They are so woke!” said another.
And then, Country Music Television posted:
We're (virtually) wearing orange today in support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to call attention to the more than 100 lives that are lost every day to gun violence. #WearOrange and visit https://t.co/yCVs91toXw for more. pic.twitter.com/Ir1tsENn1W
— CMT (@CMT) June 4, 2021
John Rich is a conservative country star. He tweeted that there are many conservative country music singers who just will not say anything to push back against the ideologies that “aim to erase what they care about.”
“Why,” he asked. “You know why. I hope soon we see them start to speak up. The country music industry is out of touch with the audience.”
On May 21, Rich said that if the “Greatest Generation” would’ve had the same attitude as today’s ‘leaders,’ Americans would be speaking German or living under the flag of Japan.
“Patton/MacArthur weren’t fueled by soy and wokeness,” he wrote. “It was fierce patriotism and the willingness to die for America that saved the world.”
Rich also took on pastors who “refuse to preach the brutal truth in an effort to keep their congregations full and comfortable.”
“The truth is uncomfortable, and lukewarm preaching is an abomination,” he wrote on May 17.