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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-15-07 10:11 PM
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20. I only see two from the Democrat list who have actual
Nashville commercial country careers.

The rest are indies or used to have major label deals.

The talent comparison between the lists is w-a-y lopsided in favor of the Democrats, but they've mostly been driven out of major-label country music.

The industry for over a decade has been extremely hostile to anyone not on board with the jingoistic propaganda agenda of the establishment country music industry. The powerful in Nashville claim they have no agenda, that all decisions are made based on commercial success, but that is a flat-out lie. They neutered the music of the white working class and turned it into a propaganda tool of their own.
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  -Country music - a list of Democrats and Republicans mvd  Feb-15-07 09:42 PM   #0 
  - What about Garth Brooks? Trisha is married to him.  Left Is Write   Feb-15-07 09:44 PM   #1 
  - I think Garth is a Democrat  mvd   Feb-15-07 09:46 PM   #3 
     - I would think so, but people surprise you.  Left Is Write   Feb-15-07 09:47 PM   #5 
  - thanks for compiling that....  L A Woman   Feb-15-07 09:45 PM   #2 
  - vince is a very sincere Christian and is probably a Republican  WCGreen   Feb-15-07 11:39 PM   #43 
  - Robert Earl Keen? Damn!  Maestro   Feb-15-07 09:46 PM   #4 
  - Hank Williams I could carry a tune  sasquatch   Feb-15-07 09:51 PM   #8 
  - Attended Bush's inauguration, unfortunately  mvd   Feb-15-07 09:52 PM   #9 
  - Here's a link  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:03 PM   #15 
  - Heard Hank III's Straight to Hell album?  Lasher   Feb-15-07 11:36 PM   #42 
  - I have it.  Maestro   Feb-16-07 11:08 AM   #57 
     - There's another tune where III mentions Boone County moonshine.  Lasher   Feb-16-07 11:51 AM   #61 
  - Well Hank III did appear on "Rise Above: 24 Black Flag Songs To Benefit The West Memphis Three"  primate1   Feb-15-07 11:52 PM   #45 
  - I can't believe this about Robert Earl  fla nocount   Feb-16-07 10:26 AM   #54 
  - Willie Nelson should probably be on the Democratic list  Pushed To The Left   Feb-15-07 09:47 PM   #6 
  - You're right! I'll add him  mvd   Feb-15-07 09:56 PM   #13 
  - I thought Vince Gill was OK.  speedoo   Feb-15-07 09:49 PM   #7 
  - He's a Republican, but yes, he didn't bash the Chicks  mvd   Feb-15-07 09:54 PM   #10 
  - REK Jr. is an asshat??  Oeditpus Rex   Feb-15-07 09:55 PM   #11 
  - Reba  graywarrior   Feb-15-07 09:56 PM   #12 
  - I am not a huge country fan although I do love some  Shell Beau   Feb-15-07 09:59 PM   #14 
  - I agree, but I do get annoyed when a singer is a Repuke  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:06 PM   #18 
  - A point in case Martina McBride comes up. She did a benefit for the familes  qnr   Feb-15-07 10:03 PM   #16 
  - That's why I didn't list her  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:08 PM   #19 
  - I'm almost 100% positive  GTRMAN   Feb-15-07 10:06 PM   #17 
  - I'll put Garth on the list  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:12 PM   #21 
     - Well  GTRMAN   Feb-15-07 10:17 PM   #22 
        - Yes, I know about the Music Row Democrats  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:22 PM   #25 
           - Cool  GTRMAN   Feb-15-07 10:33 PM   #27 
  - I only see two from the Democrat list who have actual  leftofthedial   Feb-15-07 10:11 PM   #20 
  - Here's my take on how much I like the Repukes musically  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:17 PM   #23 
  - I heard some guys from Sawyer Brown interviewed on Ed Schultz  DesertedRose   Feb-15-07 10:22 PM   #24 
  - Sawyer Brown seem like Democrats  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:24 PM   #26 
  - Mark Miller from Sawyer Brown...  Left Is Write   Feb-16-07 11:56 AM   #62 
  - What about Jo Dee Messina, Shania Twain or George Strait  DesertedRose   Feb-15-07 10:33 PM   #28 
  - Not sure about Jo Dee Messina  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:37 PM   #29 
  - I'm thinking Canadian+Vegetarian=probably liberal  DesertedRose   Feb-15-07 10:39 PM   #32 
  - George Strait is a die hard repuke  GTRMAN   Feb-15-07 10:38 PM   #30 
     - Yeah, it is a shame  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:39 PM   #31 
     - He is actually friends with Old Man Bush  Indy_Dem_Defender   Feb-16-07 01:32 PM   #64 
  - How does Big & Rich strike y'all...  DesertedRose   Feb-15-07 10:41 PM   #33 
  - In the book Rednecks and Bluenecks: The Politics Of..  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:43 PM   #34 
  - Merle Haggard-Democrat  GTRMAN   Feb-15-07 10:51 PM   #35 
  - In the book I mentioned, he's listed as "purple"  mvd   Feb-15-07 10:59 PM   #36 
  - Yay, I was wondering about Mearle  Lasher   Feb-15-07 11:42 PM   #44 
  - he wrote an anti-Iraq war song  LSK   Feb-16-07 11:12 AM   #60 
  - Carrie Underwood is a vegetarian, but decidedly apolitical  bob_weaver   Feb-15-07 11:06 PM   #37 
  - If she is a Democrat like indicated, I don't think she'll..  mvd   Feb-15-07 11:20 PM   #39 
  - Big and Rich  cmkramer   Feb-15-07 11:16 PM   #38 
  - That's good news  mvd   Feb-15-07 11:23 PM   #40 
  - Well, I'm not a country music fan AT ALL, but it's great to see  emmadoggy   Feb-15-07 11:35 PM   #41 
  - Lee Ann Rimes is one of us!  irkthesmirk   Feb-16-07 05:07 AM   #46 
  - Kenny Chesney?  querelle   Feb-16-07 06:50 AM   #47 
  - I just read an interview with him where he denies he's gay  cmkramer   Feb-16-07 11:04 AM   #55 
  - Why don't you add references to your list?  Bridget Burke   Feb-16-07 08:11 AM   #48 
  - Some of them are from the book Rednecks & Bluenecks  mvd   Feb-16-07 09:37 AM   #52 
  - How many of the Dems stood up for the Dixie Chicks? nt  zanne   Feb-16-07 08:17 AM   #49 
  - KD Lang, Canadian- most likely liberal  fudge stripe cookays   Feb-16-07 08:29 AM   #50 
  - Dolly Parton.. She's pretty liberal  formerrepuke   Feb-16-07 08:37 AM   #51 
  - I would bet James McMurtry is a Democrat.  Starbucks Anarchist   Feb-16-07 09:38 AM   #53 
  - I'll second that  subliminable   Feb-16-07 03:50 PM   #74 
  - Brad Paisley featured Reagan as a "lost hero" in a video  LSK   Feb-16-07 11:07 AM   #56 
  - Ugh  mvd   Feb-16-07 01:35 PM   #68 
  - I don't feel so bad buying that Carrie Underwood CD for my daughter now...  youthere   Feb-16-07 11:08 AM   #58 
  - anyone know about Alan Jackson?  LSK   Feb-16-07 11:11 AM   #59 
  - Alan Jackson seems apolitical  mvd   Feb-16-07 01:33 PM   #65 
  - I have my doubts about him after that 9/11 song he recorded.  gbate   Feb-16-07 03:47 PM   #73 
  - Who knows about  jasonc   Feb-16-07 12:10 PM   #63 
  - Supposedly pro-military and not necessarily  mvd   Feb-16-07 01:34 PM   #66 
  - I am aware of that  jasonc   Feb-16-07 01:41 PM   #69 
     - I'm not sure if she's a Democrat or a Repuke  mvd   Feb-16-07 01:43 PM   #71 
  - ?Only clue  Indy_Dem_Defender   Feb-16-07 01:42 PM   #70 
  - Don't like country that much anyway  sakabatou   Feb-16-07 01:35 PM   #67 
  - Willie Nelson (whose music I love)  ashling   Feb-16-07 03:36 PM   #72 
  - Lyle Lovett strikes me as progressive  DesertedRose   Feb-18-07 02:55 PM   #75 

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