Are you listening?
Country music has been M.I.A. when it comes to more than so-called “Patriotism”, getting laid or catching a beer buzz. The last time an established country artist (Dixie Chicks’, Natalie Maines) went against the country-grain, all hell broke loose and apparently scared the bejesus out of the rest of them.
Years after the Dixie Chicks’ incident, country music legend, Merle Haggard was quoted as saying,
“I don’t even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching.”
Mirror-Mirror, Speaking of Lynchings …
Art is a reflection of the times. To listen to a song from any era one can get a very real…
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