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12. Hypocrisy
Fri Feb 23, 2024, 04:45 PM
Feb 2024

Incredibly, the late Trump-loving Kenny Rogers had a hit with an anti-war song in the late 1960s: "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" (Kenny Rogers and the First Edition).

Extract: “Ruby, don’t take your love to town It wasn’t me that started that old crazy Asian war But I was proud to go and do my patriotic chore And yes, it’s true that I’m not the man I used to be Oh, Ruby, I still need some company.”

The lyricist claims the song was about a crippled WWII veteran whose wife is going to town to have fun, but who in the 1940s referred to the Pacific Campaign against Imperial Japan as an "old crazy Asian war'?

And in 1969 conservative Glen Campbell (terrific voice) had a hit with the terrific anti-Viet Nam war song "Galveston."

Extract: “Galveston, I am so afraid of dying / Before I dry the tears she’s crying.”

Good list Mad_Machine76 Feb 2024 #1
Looks to me like a list of country singers who lean toward kindness and compassion. n/t Mister Ed Feb 2024 #2
Bingo!!! Exactly right. EarnestPutz Feb 2024 #31
Dolly definitely a Dem--even if she tries to be apolitical as a performer. hlthe2b Feb 2024 #3
Dolly may pretend to be apolitical... TSExile Feb 2024 #14
They remember the positive effects of FDRs WPA and TVA ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #28
I knew Steve Earle leaned Left. I saw his "Revolution Starts Now Tour" just a few months after bush beat Kerry in 2004. Silent Type Feb 2024 #4
he used to have a show on air america. mopinko Feb 2024 #10
Robert Earl Keen is another one n/t gay texan Feb 2024 #5
Old Crow Medicine Show barbaraann Feb 2024 #6
Martina McBride should be on the list obamanut2012 Feb 2024 #7
Sturgill Simpson as well.... berksdem Feb 2024 #8
Eric church should be on there bedazzled Feb 2024 #9
Hey MAGA'S William769 Feb 2024 #11
Hypocrisy C0RI0LANUS Feb 2024 #12
Beyonce? Homoudont Feb 2024 #13
Has anyone mentioned The (Dixie) Chicks yet? TSExile Feb 2024 #15
Yep, they're listed. DinahMoeHum Feb 2024 #26
Jason Isbell Sugarcoated Feb 2024 #16
From what I have read.. mvd Feb 2024 #18
I would add Beausoleil Feb 2024 #17
Though I think he retired, area51 Feb 2024 #19
Loretta Lynn Mountainguy Feb 2024 #20
LOVE that song!! BUT... TSExile Feb 2024 #21
hmmm Mountainguy Feb 2024 #23
I know! TSExile Feb 2024 #25
This is why people think country is all MAGA ArkansasDemocrat1 Feb 2024 #29
But she was pretty damned old by then, yes ? DemocraticPatriot Feb 2024 #32
Loretta Lynn Is on this list (20 Liberal Country Singers) ItsjustMe Feb 2024 #33
AND a supporter of George H.W. Bush. no_hypocrisy Feb 2024 #35
Brad Paisley videohead5 Feb 2024 #22
Garth AND Trisha brettdale Feb 2024 #24
This song by Garth Brooks is what I have always BlueKota Feb 2024 #27
This one by Brooks too BlueKota Feb 2024 #30
Willie Nelson Texasgal Feb 2024 #34
Cash was a mixed bag Ex Lurker Feb 2024 #36
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