If you found out your favorite country star was supporting the presidential candidate you despised, what would you do?
Well, hopefully, this article doesn’t disappoint you.
We already know what Dolly Parton thinks of Hillary Clinton, but she’s not the only country artist with outspoken political opinions. Here, I’m going to review what country stars think of the two presidential candidates.
Some have said Shelton is pulling for Trump, but that’s arguable.
“In country music, we’re so politically correct and so afraid to possibly upset someone,” he says.
Sounds like a Trump-ism, right?
So, does he actually support the Republican?
“I’m not going to have the political conversation with you about Trump, or about Hillary Clinton, but I will tell you this: Whether you love him or hate him, he says what he thinks, and he has proven that you don’t always have to be so afraid.”
But he’s definitely going to vote in November.
“I probably wish there was another option, but there’s not,” he said.
He tweeted about the DNC email leak (but who wasn’t?) and seemed to be happy about Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s resignation. But then he sent another tweet to clear things up:
“Hey before this gets going like it always does… I haven’t enforced ANYBODY for president [sic]. And I not going to. I don’t do that sh*t. My comment about ‘wish there was another option but there’s not’ is across the board…period. Now go dig up another story.” He added, “They can spin it however they want but it’s right there in plain English.”
Lynn has been open about her endorsement for president.
“When you get up there and try to say you want to see Hillary Clinton win, that wouldn’t go over so big,” she told Reuters. “Trump has sold me. What more can I say?”
She also said she hopes Trump will give her a call.
In Chesney’s video for “Noise,” there flashes a quick shot of presidential hopeful Donald Trump (at the 1:06 mark).
But it doesn’t seem to be an endorsement. Chesney told the Rolling Stone that the song is “about the relentless onslaught of sound, everyone wanting to be heard and this idea of everyone turning it up a little louder than the other person. We have so much thrown at us all at once that we don’t really hear anything. It’s all so loud that it just becomes white noise in your brain.”
Notice how Hillary is absent from the video. Is Kenny taking a stand?
Church is outspoken about his political views, to say the least.
“It’s a pretty charged-up time right now,” he says. “At the end of the day, we all have to get along. I don’t care what your belief is — we can’t kill each other. It can’t happen that way.”
“There’s a lot of racial tension in this country, a lot of authoritative tension, with police, and I think all that stuff makes for a tumultuous time. I think all of our politicians need to take a hard look at what their goals are and where we’re headed. Because I think a lot of the anger is against the political system, and that can be dangerous if it continues to get worse.”
But he honestly doesn’t know who he’s going to vote for in November.
“Then you’re saying, ‘I have two people here, and Christ, I don’t trust either one,’” he says. “To me, that’s where the anger comes from. We have to be careful as a country.”
Trump posted the below photo in November 2015 along with the caption, “.@BradPaisley came up to see me. A really nice and talented guy.”
I know this was last year, but maybe this hints at Paisley’s current political views?