Anger at Miranda Lambert for Jason Aldean Appearance is Unfounded
On Friday evening (10-14), Jason Aldean played a concert at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville as part of his current tour. And as is customary when performers play in country music’s epicenter, a couple of top-named guests joined Jason Aldean on stage.
“I think I should call up a special guest,” Jason Aldean said at one point in the concert. After naming off other potential guests like Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan, Aldean asked, “Should it be Maren Morris?”
This stimulated a rash of boos from the crowd. Of course, Maren Morris wasn’t one of the special guests on the evening. It ended up being Morgan Wallen and Miranda Lambert who joined Jason Aldean on stage. Morgan Wallen remains a persona non grata with many in the cultural elite and journalism class on Twitter after his notorious N-word incident in early 2021, as does Jason Aldean himself, primarily for standing behind his wife Brittany Aldean after she has made numerous politically-charged statements on Instagram.
Miranda Lambert on the other hand has not said anything politically polarizing, at least toward the left. In fact, over the last two years, Miranda Lambert has made a concerted effort to display her support to the LGBT community, and for inclusiveness in country music through numerous offerings and initiatives.
Miranda Lambert’s brother Luke happens to be gay, and in August of 2021 she spoke to GLAAD, saying in part, “I do think we are in a moment of change and I have so much to learn. I know I am uneducated, but I am full of love. Being in a family where I am surrounded by LGBTQ people, it has me learning and figuring out how I can be a part of the change and still be the same person I have been as an artist for 20 years.”
Along with Miranda’s 2013 song “All Kinds of Kinds,” in December of 2021, Miranda Lambert teamed up with the production of Queer Eye to release a song called “Y’all Means All” that featured Queer Eye cast members, as well as Miranda Lambert’s brother and his husband. And this speaks nothing of Miranda Lambert’s support for women in country music, and for songwriters and independent artists. This support has put Miranda Lambert at the very forefront in mainstream country music for opening the music up to different voices and perspectives, and directly helping to codify careers for other songwriters and performers.
But according to numerous journalists, artists, and activists, after her appearance on stage at the Bridgestone on Friday evening with Jason Aldean, all of this good will and Miranda’s active efforts to make country music a more inclusive place deserves to be called into question. Multiple people are demanding that Lambert answer for her actions, are renouncing their support for Miranda, while others are calling on organizations within country music to distance from her, which is an unreasonable, irrational, and decidedly illiberal response from the usual suspects whose commodity in the attention economy is sowing discord on Twitter.
The primary catalyst for the this most recent spat was journalist Lorie Liebig, who is a regular at seeking out and sparking inflammatory Twitter uprisings, sometimes using distorted perspectives and facts to do so. In this instance, she falsely claimed initially that Carrie Underwood was also in attendance at the concert, which she wasn’t. Another country music media outlet, Country Universe, also carried forward this false claim. Though both Liebig and Country Universe later corrected this, they did it in subsequent tweets as opposed to deleting the original tweets that helped spark the episode, because they were already receiving traction and attention for the initial posts.
This stimulated the all too common Twitter flame war, with scores of artists, journalists, fans, and activists jumping on the bandwagon without rationalizing through the anger and disappointment with Miranda Lambert for the appearance.
It’s understandable why Miranda Lambert’s appearance with Jason Aldean would be seen as a disappointment to some, and from a number of perspectives, not just the LGBT community. Jason Aldean is also a persona non grata with a lot of traditional country and independent country fans since he was instrumental in the commercialization of country rap and the early incarnations of Bro-Country, among other infractions.
But attacking Miranda Lambert for making a simple appearance at a concert with someone she’s known since 2005 speaks to the type of “total war” aspect some bring to these culture war issues, and how collateral damage is being inflicted upon individuals who do not deserve it. The initial way Miranda Lambert’s appearance was couched was as being problematic, and so that became the pervasive opinion on a platform (Twitter) the perversely incentivizes negativity. But nobody seemed to want to bring up how perhaps allowing a country music woman who stands for inclusiveness in country music to perform to a packed arena of Jason Aldean fans is exactly what that fan base needs to be exposed to, and what activists should be advocating for.
There is a nonsensical belief that somehow if an artist such as Jason Aldean can be completely isolated from polite society, his entire career will implode. But of course, the exact opposite is what is happening. Jason Aldean has only become more popular through the recent spats concerning his wife’s Instagram account. And by not just attacking Jason Aldean for things his wife said on Instagram, but now by implicating Miranda Lambert, this “total war” perspective continues to only serve the most extreme perspectives who are comprised if a tiny population of cultural elites on Twitter, which is a platform that the vast majority of the public isn’t even on.
However, due to the outsized influence this Twitter discourse can have—and the fear it sows in individuals of being called “transphobic,” “homophobic,” “sexist,” and “racist”—it significantly affects actions in the real world, including soft censoring voices that would otherwise offer differing or dispassionate perspectives to the current social media contagion stimulated off of anger and Twitter’s algorithm that emphasizes conflict.
This “total war” aspect even spread to the media. On Friday evening, journalists Billy Dukes of Taste of Country, and Marcus K. Dowling of The Tennessean were both in attendance at the Jason Aldean concert. Their reporting was how many found out Miranda Lambert had attended. Simply for being at the concert and reporting on it as objective journalists, Billy Dukes and Marcus K. Dowling were attacked by Holly G. of The Black Opry, and others.
Meanwhile, many of the voices that rose up in opposition to Miranda Lambert’s appearance profess to be for supporting women in country music. But they’re not for supporting women in country music. They’re for supporting a strident political ideology that demands absolute compliance, or otherwise they will lobby for the utter destruction of your public persona and career. We also saw this when Carrie Underwood ran afoul of the same people for simply liking a tweet. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood were the two women who were able to survive the Bro-Country era with major careers in tact. And now they’re being attacked for very marginal infractions based off of political biases.
This diseased and unhinged approach is very actively, acutely, and palpably hurting the very causes these supposed activists purport to be advocating for. They are turning country music more conservative, stimulating individuals like Jason Aldean to be more outspoken, while actively working to erode the voices of artists like Miranda Lambert who can straddle the cultural divide, and speak to country fans in reasonable terms about why LGBT fans and artists should be treated no different than their straight counterparts in country music.
On Sunday morning (10-16), Black LGBT artist Allison Russell tweeted, “Our #negativitybias is accelerating a dystopian future I fear. We continually amplify those whom we wish to repudiate which distracts & derails us from coalition coalescing, creative communion & critical mass problem solving w/ those we esteem, respect, admire, learn better from.”
All that instigating yet another fracas involving Jason Aldean and Morgan Wallen does is put their names back into people’s social media feeds, and in media headlines. This is something Saving Country Music tried to point out with the attempted cancellation of Morgan Wallen, saying that all the attention was actually helping him, not hurting. SCM was called racist for taking this stance, though the truth was undeniable, and eventually highlighted by Back artist Breland. This is also the reason Saving Country Music has completely avoided the whole Jason Aldean’s wife’s Instagram account vs. Maren Morris fracas heretofore. Such social media spats are the domain of gossip, and a distraction from the music, and the real issues facing it, while only giving attention to parties that don’t deserve it.
Jason Aldean, his wife’s Instagram account, and Morgan Wallen, they are more popular, and in a better position now than they were before the recent culture war spats. However, who could be hurt via collateral damage could be people like Miranda Lambert and others as they become ostracized by the cultural elite, muting their ability to bring people together over divisive issues and the cultural divide. That is why this most recent incitement over Miranda Lambert’s appearance with Jason Aldean is worth remarking on. It has crossed a critical line in keeping the divisiveness over this issue compartmentalized with the people directly responsible for it.
Along with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, one of the other LGBT songwriters Miranda Lambert has championed over her career is Waylon Payne, who is the son of Willie Nelson guitarist Jody Payne and singer Sammi Smith. Miranda Lambert has co-written numerous tracks with Waylon Payne over her career.
“Every day I see folks who are supposed to be friends just forget all of that and nail each other to a cross,” Waylon Payne said on Twitter. “I wasn’t at the concert so I don’t know what happened- but Miranda Lambert is an ally to all who know her. Maybe all you folks should ask her her thoughts first? Kindness … I can’t stand [Jason Aldean’s and Morgan Wallen’s] views, but we’re all supposed to love each other. All the hatred has to stop. ON ALL SIDES. [Miranda Lambert] is an ally. Period.”
But the problem is, individuals like Lori Liebig, Holly G., and others have created an economy around sowing discord. It’s how they draw attention to themselves and their brands, creating an environment of perverse incentives where negativity is emphasized, progress is muted or rebuffed as inconsequential, and at times, contributions by Black artists, women, and LGBT artists are outright erased to make matters look worse than they actually are.
The more instances of country music being “racist” or “transphobic,” the more the brands of these bad actors on Twitter prosper. Meanwhile, Jason Aldean and his most strident fans are only emboldened, and all sectors of the country music community become inundated with drama and dissent as opposed to where the focus should be: making country music, and making sure it’s an open place for everyone who has a love of country music in their hearts.
October 16, 2022 @ 11:23 am
This is a great piece and you hit the mail on the head. Kelsea Ballerini also took a lot of flack for posting a Tik Tok of her seeing the Knoxville game with Morgan Wallen last night.
But Trigger, can I also ask you add to the article that Jason Aldean named a couple other country artists as speculative special guests before saying the Maren Morris line? He mentioned Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan before her (to cheers, of course). I think this is important to the story since it shows it seemed pretty off the cuff. It also shows that he didn’t directly go straight into the Maren Morris bit. Watching the full video helped me put the full thing in context. He also did an (albeit fake) shrug and confused look when the boos took place. He didn’t really egg on or encourage the boos. I just think the additional context could help.
October 16, 2022 @ 11:40 am
He mentioned Luke, Kane, Kenny someone else I think then Maren. I honestly thought it was a funny joke 😅 before I saw the video Twitter made it seem like he led a chant booing her. Was it necessary of course not, but Jesus people take things seriously.
October 18, 2022 @ 3:20 am
I’m more concerned with her becoming less talented after playing with those two chumps than with her becoming more racist.
October 16, 2022 @ 11:47 am
I did add a quick note about Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan being mentioned too, but I don’t really want to get too deep into the details of the whole Jason Aldean/Maren Morris thing. However, I agree it was just a passing joke. The fact that some are taking it as an assault on trans kids really takes the teeth out of all of their arguments because it proves they’re not arguing in good faith. People can make silly passing jokes. These people have become the prudes of our generation.
I also saw the Kealsea Ballerini stuff yesterday, and almost broached it here, but this was getting too long. But it hits right on the same stuff I talked about here. The fact that people are repulsed by artists getting along with each other should tell you just how perverse the people criticizing it are. These Twitter personalities have built their entire brands and personas around everyone hating each other, and divisive subjects they hope never get solved because it’s good for business. That is how they get attention, and eventually, money. People getting along is failure for them. And so they are constantly sowing discord as opposed to spending their time simply highlighting the artists they feel are good for country music like I try to do here everyday.
October 16, 2022 @ 11:56 am
The Kelsea situation was absolutely ridiculous 😅
October 16, 2022 @ 6:47 pm
It was a moronic thing to do. The guy is a low-life jackass.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:09 am
All down right stupid!!! Drama drama!!
Just forget about it!!! Always a reason to fight!! I LOVE Miranda!!! Enjoy country music!! I’ve never been a fan of Morris though!!!
October 18, 2022 @ 10:49 am
I wouldn’t buy one song of Jason Aldean! Never have liked the rap, bubblegum country music he puts out!! Can he even play an instrument or write his own material??? His light will fade soon enough. He’s getting old. He’s all about the $$$ and it shows! The minute I saw he supported Trump… told me cannot think for himself. I’m done.
I’m not a big fan of Maren Morris either and I’m a native Texan! But at least she displays empathy for others. Jason and his wife, do not.
October 18, 2022 @ 10:56 am
Rule #1 in Country Music Business or any other for that matter, do not align yourself with a political party or person! And especially not one getting ready to be indicted on numerous felonies!! Geez… how stupid can you get! You want to keep packing them into the arenas? Keep your political opinions to yourself and you will be better off!
October 18, 2022 @ 5:17 pm
“The minute I saw he supported Trump… told me cannot think for himself.”
Loretta Lynn thought for herself, just fine.
October 17, 2022 @ 8:07 am
Yes, it is understandable that you could take it as a light joke. But, it is still low level bullying by even saying her name because he knew what was going to happen. This might seem like a little jab, but it is also keeping her name in this spat when she probably wants to move on from it.
Listen to Luke Bryan’s music. I guarantee he is more of the side of Maren than he is on Aldean when it comes to treating people respectfully no matter who they choose to be. Many other artists are as well. Aldean is just a trump loving a$$.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:49 am
Bullying? You must be kidding. Are they on the playground? Is Maren Morris talking to her constituents when she’s going after the same level of support for her own beliefs? These stars are businesses. Both sides are supported by multi billion dollar media corporations, media teams, record labels, banking, people telling them how brilliant they are, and way down the line keyboard warriors. These are people who can sing. They are far from geniuses on either side.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:32 pm
Wow, “treating people respectfully no matter who they choose to be” followed by “Aldean is just a trump loving a$$”. Good job treating people respectfully no matter who they choose to be.
October 17, 2022 @ 12:06 pm
And yet, here you are giving it “traction”. This “story” got you the same kind of notice it did the other journalist 🙄
October 18, 2022 @ 8:09 am
So basically, the stance is “they should get to be openly hateful to all minorities, and no one should ever say anything about it.” Got it.
October 18, 2022 @ 9:35 am
Everyone does not have to think the same or feel the same about every issue! People still have the freedom to think and feel for themselves. The fact that people on both sides of all these issues feel the need to attack others over how they think or feel truly speaks volumes about our pathetic society as a whole.
Country Charley Crockett's Butter
October 16, 2022 @ 11:28 am
Trig : “I ain’t about drama y’all. I love my blog but… I ain’t your publicist.” 🎶
October 16, 2022 @ 12:21 pm
I see what you did there.
October 16, 2022 @ 5:59 pm
When you’re as truely talented as Miranda Lambert is, you can just say, “Bless their hearts…” All southern ladies love us some country and nobody represents better than Miranda❣
October 17, 2022 @ 7:23 am
You’re ABSOLUTELY right Miranda just loves to sing COUNTRY MUSIC. She could give 2 Sh— about that drama!!
November 2, 2022 @ 2:05 am
You forgot Reba and Dolly Parton. Talented, wholesome country artist who spread love for people no matter what it may do to their careers.
But it’s sickening to see music dividing us, it should bring us together.
October 16, 2022 @ 11:34 am
Lorie LIE-BIG, again.
She is so, yesterday’s trash …
Screech a little louder, Lorie.
You aren’t nearly as relevant as you think you are.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:36 pm
Neither are you.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:41 pm
: D i never pretended to be relevant.
Am about the least relevant thing out here/there.
October 16, 2022 @ 7:33 pm
I sanding up for are girl Miranda. She is still my favorite gal country singer and a really sweet hart. Her husband is a a stud. I am hoping for her and Billy Currington to have a show together soon. Jim
October 16, 2022 @ 8:48 pm
Now that would be interesting …
Miranda and Billy Currington doing a show together.
All for it.
Jeff O'Grady IV
October 18, 2022 @ 7:57 am
Why her and Billy Currington, specifically?
October 16, 2022 @ 11:37 am
Aldean’s wife didn’t even say nothing that bad or offensive she was absolutely correct.
Just glad Combs wife didn’t say nothing he would come out dressed in drag saying his new name Lucy such a complete embarrassment bending over backwards to cater to a group with no plans to buy his music in the first place
October 16, 2022 @ 1:52 pm
Also, she’s a grown ass woman, saying grown ass woman things. Its pretty fucked to expect her husband to reel her in.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:20 am
Facts they are trying to cancel Aldean because he was a Trump supporter and the left and their liberal media and reporters have made it a life long mission to cancel anyone that goes against them. They do not give to shits about what his wife said and infact probably don’t even remember what was said PS which was nothing to get butt hurt over she like being a girly girlt isnt that her RIGHT as a human in the supposed free country???? they are just on another cancel culture rampage, and they are all sick in the head. Whatever happen to freedom of speech dummies. Ugh
October 18, 2022 @ 9:50 pm
Bingo. It all boils down to being a Trump supporter, nothing else. It’s the mass formation psychosis the liberal media has on these people.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:53 am
Aldean’s wife is a homophobic, transphobic, American-Idol-reject. She’s trailer trash. And not only that, she’s also a homewrecker, so to see/hear/read her preaching about any kind of moral stance is just plain laughable.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:39 am
Nah what’s laughable is forcing labels on kids but continue living in your INSANE librard logic
October 17, 2022 @ 9:42 am
@Cobra – Your fangs are ad hominems
October 17, 2022 @ 7:30 am
REALLY? CAN YOU READ? SHE JUST WANTS TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT. SHE SHOULD STAY OUT OF HIS BUSINESS B4 SHE MESSES IT UP!!
October 16, 2022 @ 11:51 am
The “total war” mentality that the media has adopted is completely asinine, but sadly in line with most of their current practices. The thing is, it’s easy for a “reporter” – if we wish to call them that – to silo themselves in their own viewpoint and surround themselves with others who mimic their political views. It’s easy, and incredibly bad for everyone else as we see an incredible polarization happening in society, encouraged, largely, by the media.
The reality for most folks is that we live and work with a variety of individuals on a daily basis, many of whom may not reciprocate our beliefs. It’s ridiculous to suggest that we aren’t allowed – ever – to associate with someone we disagree with, which is the point the media – and largely “tolerant” leftist media at that – seems to make on a regular basis
October 16, 2022 @ 12:23 pm
October 16, 2022 @ 12:56 pm
Good point. Country music, Nashville, the Bridgestone Arena, these are Miranda Lambert’s workplace. It is her job as an artist signed to a major label to draw attention to her music. Making a guest appearance at the Bridgestone Arena is very much part of that. My guess is she probably doesn’t agree with Jason Aldean on everything. But her job is to be an entertainer, and she showed up.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:02 pm
And actually, this situation goes even deeper than that. Billy Dukes and Marcus K. Dowling are journalists whose literal job it was to attend the concert and report on it. It was truly their workplace. And they get called out for being there. I’ve been hard on Marcus K. Dowling over the years, but to call him out over this is completely irresponsible. He wrote a good, objective review of the concert, and then gets attacked as if he’s complicit with anything. It’s absolutely irresponsible. Journalists need to spend more time out in the field doing actual reporting as opposed to sitting at home in a Twitter echo chamber, spewing hate do get the dopamine rush of retweets.
October 18, 2022 @ 6:59 am
Using the “logic” of Holly_G we would have had no reporters covering Viet Nam or anything that she didn’t agree with. Reporters BELONG at controversial events just as much, and maybe more, than at non-controversial events.
They didn’t SELL OUT, they did their jobs.
I DESPISE most of Hollywood’s views. I’ve made the decision to enjoy their performances and not worry about their personal beliefs. It isn’t my place to cancel them because I don’t agree with their views.
I have a couple of reasonable choices. I can stop buying their products. I can choose to ignore their personal beliefs and enjoy their talents at their jobs. I don’t have any positive reason to try and cancel them – if I do that, then I am being vindicitive and mean-spirited and I am hurting myself far more than them.
Imagine always being so offended that you make it your life’s mission to destroy someone because they hurt your feelings! Wow… that’s just sad.
It’s even sadder when that person will continue to be wildly successful and probably not even know who you are or care that you exist. You aren’t hurting them, you are hurting you.
We all need to step back and live and let live. You can disagree with someone without hating them. At least you should be able to…
October 16, 2022 @ 5:45 pm
Correct/clarify for me if I’m wrong, didn’t Miranda piss and moan some years ago that it took a duet with Aldean for her to get another number one? Can’t remember the details. Yeah I’m sure they’re friends and that she wasn’t necessarily complaining about him specifically…
October 16, 2022 @ 6:34 pm
“Someone with a penis,” was her quote 😂
October 17, 2022 @ 7:41 am
haha yep that’s it.
October 18, 2022 @ 6:51 am
No one agrees with ANYONE on EVERYTHING – why does the world suddenly think that is possible or that it should be that way? We need to stop canceling people – period.
If you don’t agree with someone, show why they are wrong. Argue your point, and walk away. There is no good reason to try and cancel them because YOU think they are wrong.
History is doomed to repeat itself – this is Joseph McCarthy all over again and it is just as wrong now as it was then.
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 18, 2022 @ 4:19 pm
It’s a shame that McCarthyism was such a weak, ineffective movement. Had it been successful, we wouldn’t be in the shape we’re in.
I have some questions for you, Tom, serious ones. What if someone is wrong, and what they are wrong about will cause serious destruction and death; or what if someone advocates for things that are so disturbingly evil that it makes us uncomfortable to talk about? Should we cancel them?
October 16, 2022 @ 12:04 pm
There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of the one true political agenda….
October 16, 2022 @ 12:37 pm
“There will be no love, except the love of the one true political agenda….”
And, that is not love, just enslavement. Cultist ritualism.
Not unlike Neo-Nazism, at its best.
Did Liebig not read Anne Frank?
October 17, 2022 @ 6:01 am
What Aldean’s trash-bag wife though said has nothing to do with party. Or it shouldn’t, anyway. It has to do with common decency and treating people with respect. The fact that one party constantly and continuously devalues individuals because they are different says all you need to know about that Party and why partisan viewpoints are the way they are. It’s no longer about different political viewpoints. It’s about how we choose to treat people. I choose to associate myself with individuals who don’t devalue others.
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 17, 2022 @ 10:54 am
The good news is, that we are now in the age of power, that you created. Your rules are now in full-effect, and the cultural tide is turning against you. It’ll be fun to see how this plays out.
You’re about to find out what it’s like to live in a world where your enemies aren’t constantly apologizing for their values, and playing defense. Good times.
October 17, 2022 @ 8:59 pm
I disagree. The hunger for political power necessitates the need to demonize and scapegoat the other party. Vote blue to save us all from those deplorable and “hateful” republicans who believe what we all believed just 5 years ago!!!
Look at the usual suspects jumping all over this…the same that openly say they want to change country music to flip rural America blue. While there are real, major issues happening all around us, this seems to be somehow all that so many people can think about. You don’t think that’s because it’s tied to politics and political power?? You think the average person wants to sit around thinking about this in their free time, just for the fun of it? Or do you think the “decency” and “indecency” could be a thinly veiled proxy for something bigger, perhaps with a lot of money and power at stake? Maybe?
October 17, 2022 @ 9:22 pm
“The fact that one party constantly and continuously devalues individuals because they are different says all you need to know about that Party and why partisan viewpoints are the way they are. It’s no longer about different political viewpoints. It’s about how we choose to treat people. I choose to associate myself with individuals who don’t devalue others.”
You are absolutely correct.
Glad to see you stepping away from destructive rabid liberals, who are driven by incredible immaturity, hatred, & intolerance.
April 3, 2023 @ 10:48 am
Sounds a lot like the Republican Cult to me.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:05 pm
It is her brother Luke who is gay. Just a correction.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:07 pm
Like you mentioned, they have been friends since 2005. None of these people talking on Twitter have any idea what their personal relationship is. Jason had Miranda on that song in 2018 when she certainly didn’t have the best reputation, and they got a #1. If Miranda read those comments I feel like her reaction would be something like “I need to apologize for playing a song with a co-worker?” Aka there’s no way they’re getting her to say shit about it because I guarantee you she would think it’s ridiculous. Anyways, there’s a great way to get her to shut down more than she already does great job guys!
October 16, 2022 @ 12:17 pm
Why is everything in life turning into a bad reality episode? I’m so sick of hearing “manufactured drama.”
Jeff O'Grady IV
October 16, 2022 @ 12:21 pm
I genuinely feel bad for you that you have to write articles about ridiculous things like this.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:28 pm
I think Aldean is an abhorrent human being (to say nothing of his music), but have we really reached the point where friendships across the political aisle can get you canceled? Luke Bryan did a song many consider LGBTQ-supportive (“Most People Are Good”) and I don’t see anyone coming for him for being at that concert. Miranda was friends with the late Loretta Lynn, who was a Trump supporter, and I’ve seen many tributes to Loretta from artists on both sides of the divide, including Ty Herndon who is openly gay and Dolly Parton who is beloved by everyone. Unless I missed it, no one has demanded that anyone be canceled for honoring Loretta Lynn. I vote Dem but have friends and family members (including my favorite aunt) who do not. I prefer to just focus on what we have in common as opposed to what divides us and to not talk politics. I don’t think that has any bearing on whether my support for liberal causes is genuine.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:38 pm
tbh, I think they all hated aldean when all the trump/election stuff started but when maren got involved it made it way worse, because they’re all obsessed with her.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:02 pm
” …Ty Herndon who is openly gay…”
He’s also openly country, which is something you can’t say about Jason Aldean. 🙂
October 16, 2022 @ 2:53 pm
Well said, glendel! I love Ty and his music.
October 18, 2022 @ 7:13 am
I tend to lean left socially (but not always) and right fiscally. I find myself politically friendless – my conservative friends hate that I agree with the left on those issues and my liberal friends hate that I agree with the right on others.
In the past, I would have had friends on both sides because each group would have embraced me for agreeing with some of their views and they would have found commonality instead of differences.
Now in this hateful world that we live in, people tend to look for reasons to hate someone and cancel them rather than reasons to include someone and like them. That says more about people like the ones hating on Aldean here than it does for the people who are not going along with their HATE program.
I just shrug and walk away from the drama and I look for people like you to hang out with instead.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:44 pm
There’s just something about the twitter journos seeing miranda come out at the show and immediately jumping to “she’s anti-trans and supporting jason’s argument against maren.” instead of “She’s singing their song at Bridgestone for fun.” Its quite the take.
Not to mention they were completely okay with Maren on the stage with John Mayer who has had his fair of sexist and racist controversies.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:54 pm
they want an apology from miranda because they can’t see past jason’s little tiff with maren. which involved miranda zero. sounds like a personal problem to me.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:15 pm
My take on Miranda Lambert appearing at a Jason Aldean concert is, “Good on Miranda Lambert for going into the hostile environment of a Jason Aldean concert and representing for country women.” The fact that Twitter immediately gravitated toward the negative speaks to the perverse incentives that format contains.
People like Lorie Liebig have received so much traction and attention by making mountains out of molehills, they’ve become obsessed with it. They’re dopamine junkies looking for their next high by trying to take down an artist for some perceived offense. They’re the hall monitors of country music, and they don’t care how much chaos it sows. Lorie Liebig is constantly professing her support for country women. Then why would you try to take down Miranda Lambert for representing country women in front of an arena audience? It’s because the allure of starting another Twitter firestorm and getting more followers and dopamine hits is stronger. And also, she’s a political apparatchik, so the political outweighs identity.
This is not professional, nor positive for the causes these supposed journalists purport to champion.
October 16, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
she’s currently at the country music hall of fame induction looking unbothered.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:06 pm
Hunter Kelly is another who is ridiculous.
October 17, 2022 @ 4:00 am
How is Jason Aldean’s “environment” hostile? For the past 15 years he’s been extremely vanilla and inoffensive. His music is directly targeting 20 yr old women. It’s not like Miranda went to a David Allen Coe concert.
Jason Aldean became offensive because he and his wife openly support the Republican president, and his wife has spoken out about kids going thru gender surgeries?
October 17, 2022 @ 7:44 am
In my opinion, Miranda Lambert has always sat on the substantive side of country music by supporting real songwriters, and being more country than most. Jason Aldean has always sat on the more commercial side of country music, and was one of the early developers of Bro-Country. Remember it was his version of “Dirt Road Anthem” that brought country rap mainstream. That is the analogy I am drawing here. It has nothing to do with his wife. Again, I see Jason Aldean’s wife as out-of-bounds, and in the realm of gossip.
It is interesting to see though how so many traditional country fans and independent fan have all of a sudden become Jason Aldean fans, or at least supporters. It speaks to what I said, and the quote I included from Allison Russell: all of this drama is helping Jason Aldean, not hurting him, just like we saw with Morgan Wallen.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:36 am
Ah. Yeah Miranda and other female country artists like Kacey Musgraves made real country in that wasteland of the late 00’s and early 2010’s. My opinion on Aldean’s music has never changed. My stance on him as a person is softer after the Las Vegas shooting when he was on stage. No other artist experienced having that many fans gunned down in front of him. On a human level I can’t fully understand what that was like.
Also the more I hang around people in the music industry the more I see how what we are told or what is written down is often BS. Supposedly Kacey was forced to give up Mama’s Broken Heart to Miranda after pressure from the music label.
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 17, 2022 @ 10:43 am
…..”It is interesting to see though how so many traditional country fans and independent fan have all of a sudden become Jason Aldean fans, or at least supporters.”…..
It’s very simple Trigger; so simple that even a positionless, opinionless, non-political, fence-sitting angel like you can understand it.
We care more about our country, than we do about our music. We realize, that without our country and it’s values, there is no music.
So you go ahead and keep spraying off your record collection; while we focus on putting out the fire that’s burning your house down.
October 17, 2022 @ 11:02 am
My eyes are wide open Honky. What you don’t ever seem to understand is that this is a country music website, not a political one. That is why I am always framing things within country music, and you’re always looking to frame things outside of it. Sure, if society implodes, we have bigger problems. But I have chosen to focus on country music. That is my community, and what I care about. And I also believe that music can be an important tool out of the holes we are currently digging for ourselves.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:19 am
The fact that our culture is so obsessed with “representing” so many sub groups is the root cause of the tribalism driving all this hate. It intentionally divides the nation into groups who’s votes can then be reliably counted on with no concern about it’s broader implications for the nation or individual people.
It sickens me to no end to see people continually talking of “inclusiveness” while demanding that slots be filled based on the skin color, gender, or sexual orientation rather than talent.
October 19, 2022 @ 10:17 am
Just to establish, I’m with you that this outrage by ‘n’ degrees of association to another person who has a ‘bad’ opinion is a waste of energy, and it sure as hell ain’t political activism. I think Maren Morris started off this conflict in the typical juvenile fashion that Twitter encourages, but at least she made a shift at some point to leveraging the fracas into raising money for a cause she believes in.
All that said, I kinda wanted to counter this idea running rampant in this comment thread that it is supposedly hypocritical to criticize a woman while supporting ‘women in country music conceptually, which I think is nonsense. I don’t even buy this “good for Miranda for representing for country women”… I don’t think see her as “representing” women just because she is one. In other words, there’s neither a negative nor positive hot take to be drawn from a simple guest appearance at his show. I guess if she were actually touring with him or co-headlining or something I could get that point of view more in terms of representation.
October 19, 2022 @ 10:32 am
The deeper issue here is not about Miranda Lambert representing women at the concert, it’s with Miranda Lambert representing women and songwriters in country music for going on 20 years. She’s one of the most important women in country music in our lifetimes, if not THE most important. As I said in another comment:
“Miranda Lambert is a very, very important artist to the effort to save country music. I’m not a huge fan of her music, and in my opinion, it’s always been good mixed with bad. But, there is NOBODY out there in the mainstream doing more for songwriters. There is an entire world of songwriters out there that have benefited from Miranda Lambert’s success in one way or another. The artist at the Top of the SCM Playlist at the moment is Adam Hood. He owes his career to Miranda Lambert in many ways. So does Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe, Brent Cobb, and people like Waylon Payne, Jon Randall, Jack Ingram, even artists she’s never covered by shouted out like John Moreland, Brennen Leigh, Sunny Sweeney, etc., have all benefited in some way by Miranda Lambert’s success, and the way she’s shared that success with others.
If the Miranda Lambert world falls apart because the media decides to turn on her, it’s going to have significant downstream effects on artists we regularly talk about around here. I am unwilling to allow that to happen.”
October 19, 2022 @ 10:54 am
I’m in total agreement with you there, yes. But I don’t think a few negative tweets from someone with 10k followers is going to get enough traction in the media for her “world to fall apart”. Can we get from an accurate headline like “Miranda Lambert appears at concert in possible show of support for country singer who supported wife who made misleading comments about the substance of today’s standard of medical care for potentially transgender youth”…. to… “Miranda Lambert, transphobe!” ? Possibly, but I’m a bit more optimistic. 😉
October 16, 2022 @ 12:48 pm
The journalism degree has been worthless for some time now so journalism majors have to go the way of race, class, and gender study majors: make up shit where no shit exists to legitimize their time in college.
“Artists” whose Tweets were a part of your article have zero talent so they have to create drama to draw attention to themselves because they know their ceiling is The Lipstick Lounge in East Nashville.
I would love to see a Black, LGBTQ, or trans Republican/moderate Democrat or major label artist call them out and challenge them to a debate/panel/whatever in a public setting (NOT Twitter) and sell tickets to it.
October 16, 2022 @ 12:58 pm
I don’t think Miranda will lose any sleep about this. She survived being painted as a Scarlet woman after the BS divorce. She survived being painted as a homewrecker and being accused of breaking up the TTs. She survived being labeled as a woke leftist after Y’all means all. She is who she is and she doesn’t seem to care what others think – and it doesn’t ever really seem to affect her career.
Appearing on stage with Jason wasn’t a political statement. Bet good money she’ll appear with MM again too (if MM doesn’t go postal over this). She is a great artist, but sadly, she seems to like a lot of really bad music and artists.
As for her being an ally, maybe those writers should call her brother and ask him what he thinks? If he didn’t hang up on them, he would probably tell them to go to hell.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:21 pm
I agree that this won’t significantly affect Miranda Lambert’s career. But I do think it will hurt her standing in the press, especially with the head of the Black Opry actively calling out journalists as part of this situation. It’s going to result in soft censorship that will discourage Miranda Lambert features, and that’s a problem.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:44 pm
You’re right, of course. May hurt her with the critics as well.
Luckily for her, there are always the tabloids. They can’t seem to stop writing about her no matter what she does.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:54 pm
She’s got a good manager and publicist, she’ll be fine. Also those journalists should take those opportunities as their chance to raise these questions they have for her since they’re all begging her for an explanation. Like how one of them used her Rolling Stone interview to ask if she supported trans rights in March.
October 16, 2022 @ 2:24 pm
And when the next thing she releases is a phenomenal Pistol Annies record they’ll be right back up her ass 😂
Wilson Pick It
October 16, 2022 @ 12:58 pm
I don’t see Miranda Lambert being phased by this. She’s got a thick skin. The best strategy is to ignore it, don’t give it oxygen. Even this article is probably unnecessary and is adding fuel. How many ordinary people really care about these dumb Twitter feuds anymore? It’s your classic tempest in a teacup.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:24 pm
I have tried to be extremely self-aware and judicious with this whole Jason Aldean/Maren Morris spat as it has unfolded, and like you said, make sure to not give it any more oxygen that it deserves. But it was my objective assessment that the attacks on Miranda Lambert here crossed a significant line of going after other folks in a way that could cause collateral damage, and something needed to be said. Waylon Payne and Allison Russell also came to that assessment, and I think that’s really important to recognize, and why I recognized their voices as LGBT artists.
It’s gone too far.
October 18, 2022 @ 10:13 pm
Its not hard to be aware of the situation and who is right though. Maren’s position is indefensible and gross. She literally called all of Nashville and ALL OF US, racists. She did that. Not Jason. Not Aaron Lewis. Not Travis Tritt. Maren did. She acts like she is better than all of us, and people like her give the industry and all of us a bad name. Fuck you Maren if you think you can come in here and say just because we voted for someone, or wear a red hat that we are beneath you or something. She makes pop country garbage. Id take Jason, Miranda, Morgan, and Aaron any damn day of the week over her. If you want to call millions of people racist, you have to deal with the consequences, and I hope Jason continues to troll and taunt and go after her. He should. As should Morgan.
October 18, 2022 @ 10:24 pm
I appreciate that you’re hot under the collar about this issue, but please don’t leave the same f-bomb riddled comments over and over in this comments section.
October 18, 2022 @ 10:33 pm
I dont get why you arent hot under the collar, Kyle. A few artists labeled all of us as some pretty ugly things. Coming in hot like that is warranted, in a manner of speaking, dont you think, not in the vulgarity sense, but the anger aspect absolutely is warranted. I feel like Karen Morris and her crew are trying to shoehorn themselves into being the face of country music, and trying to denigrate, sideline and outright cancel and silence conservative voices. Lets be honest, Morgan and Jason caught heat because of who they vote for and the color of their hats. I get angry because I feel like, you and alot of country fans, are just shrugging your shoulders about this attempted take over of the industry by Marxists. Maren Morris does NOT speak for me and I need to make that crystal clear. Her talking about being okay with grooming and being okay with abolishing the cops is dangerous, for country in the image sense and just policy wise, as we live in the cities these lunatics are trying to take over. Defund the Police in country music tunes is not something I am okay with and this comment section needs to respect that. Something needs to be done, Kyle. These freaks are trying to take over the music we all love. Jason speaks for me. Maren does not. End of.
October 16, 2022 @ 1:24 pm
It’s almost, paradoxically, a good thing that the mainstream press doesn’t cover most of the good independent country singer-songwriters out there. Sure, they don’t get the mainstream publicity, but they also don’t deal with the insipid clickbait libelous coverage of the mainstream press. As long as this site covers them, they’ll be covered fairly and we’ll hear about them.
October 16, 2022 @ 2:48 pm
We don’t have to Kiss the Ring of the LGBT gods. We don’t even have to agree with them. We don’t even need to know about their sexual orientation. People can have a difference of opinion in politics and that’s okay. A lot more people agree with Jason Aldean instead of the sellout Miss Morris.
October 16, 2022 @ 2:50 pm
To begin with it wasn’t a spat until Cassidy took it wrong, to me it was only about young children. No message was sent about gay or anything else, just little ones, not grown up as yet. Someone took it apparently after a bad day and decided to chew on anyone and she was first she came across , should have let it pass. Some people have nothing better to do than cause shit.
October 18, 2022 @ 8:22 am
Speaking of Cassadee Pope, I think it’s laughable how many liberals are now acting like they are fans of Pope, who has had exactly one hit song, nearly a decade ago.
October 16, 2022 @ 3:02 pm
I love maranda Lambert, her beliefs is none of my concern, doesn’t affect her voice
October 16, 2022 @ 3:23 pm
How big of an “ally” is country universe even anyway when they erased (and might as well have murdered) intersex and asexual people by not using the full rainbow alphabet: LGBTQIA+
What should be done with them??
October 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
I am certain that you all can cite some elevated cultural academic explanation to negate what I am going to say and I am sure you will, but this has NOTHING to do with country music. This is culture war trash and the fact that it just so happens to be happening in the lives of folks that perform for a living is such an incredible stretch. Some bedazzled jeans guy’s wife saying something has nothing to do with country music as much as you want to find some link to make it so.
This is the perpetuation of the culture wars that are making so much of this country gross and the fact that this has three times as many comments as the album review of John Fullbright from two weeks ago does nothing but clearly display the divide, hate, and shadenfreude that represents such a disgusting syndrome of disease in our country.
I understand web algorithms and clicks and I understand internet business in many facets, but that should never be more important than avoiding this part of our world. We should keep country music country.
October 16, 2022 @ 4:25 pm
We are pointing out the hatred. Bringing it to the forefront.
Attempting to show how ridiculous it is.
The bigger picture being – we know how this kind of hatred can quickly devolve into mass genocide.
This is a serious matter.
We just happen to be discussing it on SCM.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:22 am
The vast majority of people are not racist, homophobic, hateful or any of the other crap we are accused of being. That is a psychological control tactic. Insecurity and projection are part and parcel of a victim mentality. And we are encouraged to see ourselves as a victim. We are also encouraged to accept blame and guilt for crimes we have not committed. To fight with each other and focus on manufactured crisis and distractions. And in fact these ” issues” are divide and conquer distractions. Mass manipulation. The few pulling the strings of the many. Media is but one of the ruling elites tools. Learn to see through the smoke and mirrors. Become aware of the hidden hand. It’s the old inbred family bloodlines you should be looking at. Rothschild, Rockefeller, Warburg, Windsor, etc. Those are the puppet masters who have enslaved the entire planet via Articles of Incorporation and implied citizenship to private corporations posing as National Governments.
October 16, 2022 @ 4:32 pm
Generally speaking, I agree. That is why I have avoided the whole Jason Aldean’s wife vs. Maren Morris thing up to this point. Where I felt this crossed the line is not artists are being called out simply for associating with Jason Aldean, and so were multiple media members simply for covering his concert. If the media is being called out specifically for objectively covering a live event, that strikes right at the 4th estate and the 1st Amendment, and I just couldn’t stay silent about it.
Now, back to the music.
October 16, 2022 @ 4:43 pm
Now back to the music. You redeemed yourself there. I hate to challenge you because you are a total asset in my life. I truly understand that part of the “Saving” aspect of this means tackling tough topics. I understand that some of it needs to live on the fringes. I feel as though there needs to be a very delicate meter on the threshold though. We all love to debate this esoteric social stuff, but in no way does that mean it is all good. Many of us also love to drink too much, be horrible to each other, and a host of other nasty things, but that doesn’t mean we should. Personally I believe that this zero sum zero win social trash commentary is just something that our wonderful community should stay away from. Entertaining it WILL make us engage, but the end game will never align us toward our common goal which is loving country music. If I am wrong about our goal I would love to be corrected.
October 16, 2022 @ 4:58 pm
Maren Morris makes Jason Aldean look like Merle Haggard. Its crazy how she gets any airplay on country stations or coverage in country music press.
October 16, 2022 @ 7:41 pm
Wow, totally disagree. Maren Morris is a country artist but she can also do pop music. Not many can do that and her popularity shows it to be true.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:16 pm
Popularity on the internet maybe. She hasn’t sold out red rocks or whitewater or anywhere close to selling out Bridgestone. Her show at the Hollywood bowl was half empty. Maybe her next album will do it for her.
October 17, 2022 @ 4:30 pm
Miranda Lambert can’t sell out a 4500 seat theater in Las Vegas. That’s with large sections closed and giving away tickets for free and for $25.00. So there is that.
Truth Teller’s Fact Checker
October 23, 2022 @ 11:19 am
This is Miranda’s 2nd “tour” this year. She sold out most of her Bandwagon events this year. Many of her fans went more than one time. Now they are committing to another..
So her fans are committing to see her 2-3-4 times this year. Even in spite of Joe Biden’s mass inflation. I mean John Legend hasn’t even been to sell out his PH Vegas dates. And he even gets his once per week TheVoice show promo.
October 16, 2022 @ 5:03 pm
Country Universe has been a joke for years now. They used to be one of the best country music sites around but they have become a low effort site with overbearing moderators.
They ban anyone who disagrees with them. And if you dared to disagree with a contributor’s review, all the writers there would gang up the dissecting opinion.
For months, they didn’t post anything. Because apparently it was too difficult for 5-6 writers there to pen their typical three paragraph reviews. Unlike SCM, they didn’t write about how a single or album fit in the greater country music world. And they don’t cover anything but Nashville Country. And Kevin, the main writer, thinks Shania Twain is country.
Their top 100 lists aren’t too shabby.
Just a terrible site. And now they are playing woke policies.
October 16, 2022 @ 5:11 pm
How many country artists have been “cancelled” or lost popularity for holding leftist views? The Chicks are an obvious example but Tim McGraw’s CDs were burned when he was seen as anti-2A. Eric Church dared suggest the weapon used to mow down people in Vegas should maybe not be in circulation and NRA nuts went ballistic on Twitter. If you’re going to call out one side, don’t forget the other. And it’s a little different when the stuff Aldean’s homewrecker wife says gets kids bullied or far worse every day. I’m an absolutist when it comes to ignorance and let’s be honest – hate. This both sides approach ignores that one group, who could just go about their day and not worry what other parents or kids are doing but chooses not to, are the ones with the problem.
October 16, 2022 @ 5:41 pm
Adolescent genital mutilation is pretty country. Its on all the pop list songs inbetween trucks and beer.
October 16, 2022 @ 6:16 pm
very shitty of the NRA nuts to be against doctors chopping off little kids genitals. I say let the six year olds decide for themselves. They know what they want, after all
October 16, 2022 @ 5:24 pm
I’m convinced that if you defrosted a frozen Neanderthal , turned him loose to see if he can find a place that looks like the Stone Age he grew up in
He’d go to a Jason al-thinks-songwriterly-is-a-word-dean concert
October 16, 2022 @ 5:32 pm
Here’s to hoping Elon straps whatever pieces of the nuclear arsenal he can to a SpaceX rocket and launches it right up Twitter’s hiney.
October 16, 2022 @ 5:36 pm
I’m really not questioning your journalistic integrity (nor would I ever be in a position to do so), but…stories about tweets? C’mon Trig, You can do better than this.
October 16, 2022 @ 6:56 pm
There is definitely a lazy version of journalism that takes the tweets of random people, and tries to stretch them into some version of “content.” I have personally called out this type of “journalism” on numerous occasions. That’s not what’s going on here. At all. Every person cited in this article is either a journalist, or an artist, most with blue checkmarks beside their name, and most with large followings. And this is just a tiny portion of the outrage, and was only displayed to be illustrative.
Someone else mentioned Elon Musk. There is a reason he’s trying to buy the format, because he understands that the negativism being sowed on Twitter at the moment is existential. It is literally tearing the fabric of society. This is what 3-time Grammy-nominated Allison Russell cited in her tweet.
As I said in the article, you can definitely make too much of this Twitter stuff. But you have to understand, these were conversations that were going on between the media and artists in ways that can and will effect how Miranda Lambert is covered moving forward. In my professional assessment, it was imperative that it was addressed.
October 18, 2022 @ 8:32 am
Pro-wrestling websites and trash like yahoo LOVE to write entire articles about a tweet.
Robert Dean James
October 16, 2022 @ 5:37 pm
Jason Aldean music makes me sick!! I wouldn’t pay one dime to see this loser play anywhere!! But, Miranda is a true Country Artist, and a vocal supporter of everyone’s right to be who they are, and want to be!!!
King Honky Of Crackershire (Hardcore MAPphobe)
October 16, 2022 @ 5:47 pm
I used to hate Aldean, until I found out about his wife. Now I’m basically his number 1 stan.
Please tell me you all weren’t dumb enough to think that kneeling before the Rainbow Mafia would keep the communist appeased the moment you chose to so much as hint at a remote deviation from the agenda.
Silly, silly public school graduates. The Rainbow crowd is nothing more than a tool in the communist’s belt. You use tools as long as they work. Once a tool no longer works, you throw it away and get a new, more destructive one.
October 16, 2022 @ 6:18 pm
October 16, 2022 @ 8:38 pm
Shows how much you know – I didn’t even graduate public school!!!
October 16, 2022 @ 9:32 pm
The term is useful idiots.
The book “Tortured for Christ” illustrates the principle. When the Communists first entered Romania, several Christian leaders sought to agree with Communist views to preserve their standing. They figured showing appeasement with the ruling party would protect them. The Communists played along until they consolidated power. Then those same leaders were sent to the gulag.
History repeats itself. She is a lazy screenwriter. But her audience refuses to change the channel.
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 17, 2022 @ 6:11 am
No doubt there is a lot of useful idiocy going on. In situations like this one though, it’s not that folks are kneeling for the purpose of appeasement; it’s that they were already aligned with one of the the many tools of this iteration of communism, and are genuinely baffled, due to ignorance, as to why the hive-mind is now turning on them. They don’t understand why their race, or their alignment with racialism, or their alignment with Rainbow Nationalism, or their alignment with whatever, isn’t enough to keep them in good graces.
In the era you’re referring to, and keep me honest, folks were intentionally aligning themselves with something for the purpose of, like you said, preserving their standing. In current times, where Gramsci-ism has a foothold, the alignment of the useful idiots is natural, as a result of the success of the Gramscian model.
Under Leninism, useful idiots complied with something they weren’t aligned with, out of fear.
Under Gramsci-ism, useful idiots are naturally aligned as a result of being educated/influenced by leftists, who were naturally aligned as a result of being educated/influenced by leftists, who were naturally aligned as a result of being educated/influenced by leftists. And as a result of the natural alignment, they are dumbfounded when something they say or do breaks the alignment. This results in the useful idiot feeling confused and compelled to apologize.
October 17, 2022 @ 1:00 am
Some body Needs to buy HONKEY FACE, A DICTIONARY, because here he goes again, trying to use big words again, that he has no clue what it means. That word is communism. He keeps throwing it around like he actually knows what it means, I feel sorry for uneducated people like him, who try to put on their big boy pants and think they know what they are talking about, when they don’t. So HONKEY FACE, KEEP ON TRYING, to be the big dog on campus, I hope one day you can pick up a book. And ACTUALLY LEARN something intelligent, but maybe that is expecting too much.
I for one am sticking up for miranda, she betrayed no one. She just went up on stage and sang. Made no controversial comments. So I see nothing wrong that she did.
October 18, 2022 @ 8:30 am
Then define “communism.” How can you say he doesnt know what it means without defining it yourself?
October 17, 2022 @ 7:04 am
The amount of flatulence coming out of HONKEY’s mouth is so bad that I had to buy a 32 Oz. Can of lysol air freshener, just to clear the stench of crap that he always spews. Miranda did nothing wrong. I still support her. Going out on stage, just to sing and she said nothing controversial , so I don’t see the problem. Miranda just wanted to sing, and I see nothing wrong with that.
October 17, 2022 @ 2:37 pm
Show us on the doll where Honk hurt you? 😂 He didn’t say anything about Lambert btw.
October 18, 2022 @ 5:22 am
Give me a break King Honky. Why does everything need to be to the absolute extreme with you? What do “public school graduates” have to do with anything here?
I strongly disagree with the journalists and twitter crowd framing Miranda as a villain. But I’m not sure what any of this has to do with communism or Lenin or public schools. Try to find some middle ground every now and then…
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 18, 2022 @ 10:35 am
Universities, “news” outlets, and the public education system are the primary facilitators of Communist misinformation in this country. There’s a very specific, calculated reason that the only two arguments I ever hear are, “You don’t know what communism is!”, and “Stop being so extreme!”
I stated very clearly that Lenin has little-to-nothing to do with what’s going on. The Lenin model of Communism was a failure, because there was always going to be push-back against direct authoritarianism; at some point, the lack of consent from the populace was unsustainable.
The Gramsci model of Communism is what we are currently facing. It has been a massive success, because it doesn’t require the populace to consent to authoritarianism; it embeds Communists into every major cultural institution, so that generations of people are “educated” into this system. It creates two types of loyalists: future activists to further and grow the system, and “useful idiots”. The useful idiot is the average citizen who goes along with everything, because they don’t know any better, and lack the critical thinking skills that might lead them to ask questions.
October 18, 2022 @ 11:31 am
The reason you get those replies are because your comments have don’t have much to do with the topic on hand. Miranda Lambert was wrongly criticized. That can be addressed without fear-mongering about communism.
King Honky Of Crackershire
October 18, 2022 @ 2:05 pm
Never mind, Tom.
The other Rusty
October 16, 2022 @ 6:44 pm
As soon as any musician (or any non-musician, for that matter) brings up “diversity, inclusivity, etc” it immediately makes me not want to listen to them, as the whole “diversity etc” movement is just a way to discriminate against whites, against straights, against conservatives, and against males. I never cared that Elton John was gay; he made some good music and he didn’t try to lecture (or cancel!) me because I wasn’t gay. But the current crop of so-called performers who push that garbage now can go to (insert name of a Hank III album here)!
October 18, 2022 @ 5:29 am
I get the sentiment, but I fully support artists being vocal about their political beliefs, regardless of what they are. I wouldn’t want to hear much about them at concerts (unless it were tastefully part of the songs, like BJ Barham has done).
Rather than demanding artists be fully silent about things they care about, I think a more sustainable solution is for listeners to stop judging artists so much, regardless of what they believe.
I despise Trump but am perfectly okay if my favorite artist is a vocal Trump supporter so long as they are respectful. And on the contrary, I’d be turned off if an artist I like were hostile to Trump supporters (like Jason Isbell has been at times).
October 16, 2022 @ 7:01 pm
As Christians, none of us should be fooled by this idea of supporting demonic genital mutilation for children (at the behest of mentally ill parents or teachers) under the guise of being “inclusive”.
October 17, 2022 @ 7:34 pm
David: The Duke of Everything
October 16, 2022 @ 7:26 pm
Great write up. But as usual it brings out a lot of crazies.
October 16, 2022 @ 7:47 pm
More BS for people to get artificially mad at. Glad to see you fanning the flame.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:01 pm
The minute anyone apologizes to the cancel crowd for having their own opinion, they’re done. Tell the wokestanians to go fuck themselves, and just keep on smiling and doing what you do. Lambert can hang out and sing with whomever she wants. She has two middle fingers, and she knows how to use them. 🖕🖕 the woke clowns (if they were anymore asleep, they’d the dead). People need to stiffen their spines and start telling these assholes where to go.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:03 pm
Miranda Lambert performed with Jason Aldean “after” he was a Bully and encouraged his audience to boo a fellow female cm artist who supports LGBQT . No apology from Miranda to Maren. I don’t care if you like Maren or not. Jason Aldean is a homophobic bully . Miranda very recently is trying to present herself as a big LGBQT supporter. She’s not. It’s all for attention and to look relevant. Where was her support for gays years ago? Most everyone has a close relative in their family that’s gay. Carrie and Taylor when she was country have no problem selling out the arena’s. Maybe Miranda’s just not that talented or that good of an entertainer . Well Jason and Miranda both cheated while married so I don’t expect much from either of them when it comes to supporting human rights.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:21 pm
Please show us where Miranda had anything to do with Jason naming Maren because I just watched the 3 minute video on tiktok and she was nowhere to be seen. Get lost.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:22 pm
This comment is barely understandable English. Go back to Blake land.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:48 pm
My comment was spot on accurate about Miranda. Guess the truth hurts about her but it’s the TRUTH. 😊
Truth Teller Fact Checker
October 17, 2022 @ 8:54 am
Does anyone remember the Blake Shelton’s tweets that were very inappropriate and offensive to the LGBT community? It was 2011-2014 era. His tweets were so offensive that NBC The Voice had to scrub his timelines. It’s also known publicly that he cheated on his wife Kaynette. And now you are caught up on Blake Shelton.
October 17, 2022 @ 3:18 pm
This has absolutely nothing to do with Blake. Please. 🙄 Hr divorced Miranda 8 years ago. Blake’s worked on The Voice for over 10 years with all kinds of diverse contestants and staff that were gay and black and zero complaints about him. None. They all love Blake and defend him. Blake’s wife music icon Gwen Stefani knows he’s a great guy too. Miranda is no advocate for the LGBQT community, other female cm artists, or black cm artists. Miranda is just for what benefits Miranda. She’s a phony. However to clarify Miranda did cheat on Blake with her married with children ex tour manager Ryan. That’s why Blake divorced her so fast. Ryan just disappeared because he was paid off by Miranda. He wasn’t the only one either. That’s the TRUTH. All of Nashville knows it.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:10 pm
This is a great example of why liberals/leftists have really gone off the deep end. Just when I thought they couldn’t get crazier.
And the “LGBT” acronym is dumb. I know gay people who think the whole trans movement is weird.
October 16, 2022 @ 8:39 pm
Maren Morris, whether you like her or not, has publicly stated she will probably not attend the CMAs because of feeling uncomfortable because of Jason Aldean and that wife of his. The second wife. So Miranda Lambert isn’t supporting a fellow female cm artist by performing with Jason “after” he attacks Maren. Miranda wants to act like this big supporter of the LGBQT community so than act like it Miranda. Miranda also has failed to support black female cm artists like Mickey Guyton. Country music artists being one big happy family is such a joke.😂 Miranda is for Miranda. I have absolutely no respect for her so nothing she does or doesn’t do surprises me. Miranda’s tickets aren’t even selling for her LV residency so everything she does is to gain attention to sell tickets.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:24 am
the fact that you brought up anything about Vegas or paying attention to her after you vehemently state you’re not a fan tells us all you’re obsessed with Blake Shelton and his 3rd wife. Go touch grass.
October 17, 2022 @ 3:23 pm
Blake and Miranda have been divorced for over 8 years. This has nothing to do with Blake. Move on. Many cm fans don’t like overrated Miranda or her music. I’m one of them.
October 18, 2022 @ 8:23 am
Mickey Guyton sucks though.
October 18, 2022 @ 5:31 pm
Mickey Guyton did a wonderful job singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.
Was so proud of, and happy for her.
She represented the United States of America, beautifully.
October 16, 2022 @ 10:54 pm
Shouldn’t we just condemn her for playing at at a Jason Aldean concert? I am fairly certain the Catholic Church would call that a mortal sin.
October 17, 2022 @ 2:29 am
Man it would almost be funny to watch all the lemmings jump off the Right and Left sides of the mountain, not to mention the grifters and conmen herding them to the edges, if it weren’t for the fact that the rest of us are tied to these idiots and will be dragged to the bottom along with both sides.
To quote Mercutio the wound they’ve put in our society with their infighting “tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door but ’tis enough,’twill serve” and “A plague o’both your houses!”
October 17, 2022 @ 5:40 am
Exactly. There are no more attempts to find common cause in this country. Anyone who tries is immediately labeled a traitor. You stand left or right, or you are condemned. The pressure from both sides is causing a huge crack right down the middle of the foundation of America.
October 17, 2022 @ 2:44 am
Never placate or attempt to appease a so called “leftist. Ever. The same courtesy will never be extended to you. Learn to be an individual again. Don’t be afraid to think for yourself and don’t follow the herd. The ruling elite have farmed and manipulated humanity for centuries now. It’s all bread and circuses. Morris is as fake as they come and the truly sad part is she isn’t even aware of how fake and controlled she is. We are encouraged to attack and fight each other. Divide and conquer is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Nobody was oppressing gays or blacks or women. None of these things are real problems…they are distractions. The real problems in the world don’t get talked about by the fake, incorporated press. The real problems are sitting in D.C. and the State Capitals, the Vatican, Buckingham Palace, etc.
October 17, 2022 @ 2:57 am
Are they not allowed to have their own opinions and have there own relationships with people.. I know I’m friends with many people I don’t agree with about everything. Why is it ok for the left to say what they want too and shove their shit down every one’s throat but the right cannot even look like they are fixing to say something that that’s against transgenders, gays, democrats, Biden, and foreign policy, gun rights, ect..
Saving country music seems to be wanting to change country music
October 17, 2022 @ 9:04 am
Do you even know who the leader of the Republican party is😳 He spews more hate in two minutes than most can in a lifetime!! He and his followers demean anyone or anything that’s not a White Christian Nationalist ! Get yr head outta yr ass..Ban books /don’t say gay / ship people around like cattle / ban history in classrooms / tell teachers what to teach/ why don’t you stay the hell out if the private lives of women n families and mind your own business ! Also for someone who has had all the work done that Alden’s wife has had has NO business telling ANYONE what they can or can’t do with their OWN bodies so stfu
October 17, 2022 @ 9:11 am
Let’s not veer into Presidential politics here. This is out-of-bounds. Thanks!
October 17, 2022 @ 9:19 am
I was responding to Myranda Ward who went there!! Actually most of these comments represent their politics! Why it’s ANYONE’S business what an adult or a family decides to do is and always should be between them n their doctors n THEIR “god” period
October 17, 2022 @ 3:45 am
Thanks to Woke politics no one is going to be able to keep up with the Overton window constantly moving left.
October 17, 2022 @ 4:15 am
What are the chances the people criticizing Lambert don’t even listen to country music. People still making the mistake that twitter is real life.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:34 am
Why give attention, and therefore credence, to the perpetually angry? They are only relevant when they can seed hatred for political gain. The only reason for giving them a platform is to help them sow those seeds of anger, or to seek attention yourself.
The constant fake outrage by the media, politicians, and their social media sycophants, is destroying this country. It’s past time for the common citizen to start rejecting these extremists who divide us.
October 17, 2022 @ 7:51 am
I’ve answered versions of this same question already, and multiple times. But let me also say this: Miranda Lambert is a very, very important artist to the effort to save country music. I’m not a huge fan of her music, and in my opinion, it’s always been good mixed with bad. But, there is NOBODY out there in the mainstream doing more for songwriters. There is an entire world of songwriters out there that have benefited from Miranda Lambert’s success in one way or another. The artist at the Top of the SCM Playlist at the moment is Adam Hood. He owes his career to Miranda Lambert in many ways. So does Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe, Brent Cobb, and people like Waylon Payne, Jon Randall, Jack Ingram, even artists she’s never covered by shouted out like John Moreland, Brennen Leigh, Sunny Sweeney, etc., have all benefited in some way by Miranda Lambert’s success, and the way she’s shared that success with others.
If the Miranda Lambert world falls apart because the media decides to turn on her, it’s going to have significant downstream effects on artists we regularly talk about around here. I am unwilling to allow that to happen.
October 17, 2022 @ 8:44 am
I understand why you feel the need to defend Miranda. I’m just wondering if your defense is doing more to help than it is helping bring to light the never ending complaints of extremists who feed on the attention and anger they espouse. They are only relevant if they gain an audience.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:22 am
The people I’m highlighting here are not random extremists on Twitter. This is the very mother brain of country media in Nashville. These are the people who write for The Tennessean, Rolling Stone Country, the Nashville Scene, The Boot, and others, and they are the ones who in part are chronicling country music for history. Ignoring this without making spirited counterarguments under the idea they will just go away has been proven to be false as they have secured an iron grip on country media, and continue to work to shame everyone to their side as is seen by the Black Opry’s attack on objective journalists.
What’s also frustrating here is that when any of these bad actors decide to make a bad take, they all get behind each other and offer blind support. Whenever I speak up and offer a counter-argument, I get attacked by my own readers, let along the other side. For some reason, people think that Saving Country Music is only supposed to be a music recommendation site. That’s not why I started it. I started it to save country music, and right now there is no bigger existential threat to country music than the canards being perpetrated in the media. Meanwhile, I post an album review for Dailey & Vincent, and barely anybody is reading it. People want to know that coverage is there. It makes them feel good to know that good country artists are being supported. But they don’t actually want to read it. There are a few that do. But most will ignore it to read this, and then post a comment saying they don’t want to read it, and it’s not relevant to them.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:47 am
Again, I’m not knocking your defense of Miranda, just questioning whether it is effective or providing fuel. I would argue that they are not extremists with the counter that mainstream media is where you find the extremism feeding the flames.
But like I said, I understand where you are coming from. But I can imagine as you alude to, they are right now using your article as more evidence of the discrimination within the community.
And I do read your reviews and appreciate the country music news and history you provide. I also try to leave comments when I have input to add. So good luck with this, and I hope you achieve what you are attempting to accomplish. I myself am doubtful that the continuous back and forth of the ever offended will ever result in anything other than more divisiveness.
October 17, 2022 @ 5:53 am
This whole thing today is too much.
How about enjoying the music and not talking about what everyone either does in their bedrooms or what color of skin they have.
At the end of the day, I would not have attended this event, not for some of the reasons people are crying about on twitter, but because I think the music sucks.
October 17, 2022 @ 6:10 am
All country singers in Nashville should be accompanied by Transbuddies, in a spirit, you know, of national unity.
Our superiors at Vanderbilt will it so.
October 17, 2022 @ 6:39 am
If I’m not mistaken we still live in United Stares of America , where there once was freedom of speech! But the problem now is that we’re supposed to pick sides of our beliefs! Another thing we have lost sight of what the Holy Bible reads! Most of the world has forced people to except these issues by bringing it out in public! On national media Television , Radio, Newspapers ,and yes now at Concerts I wish we could go back 20 yrs where everything was not forced on American people and especially where you had to choose sides!
October 17, 2022 @ 9:11 am
The holy Bible may be your book so you follow it but it should not be pushed on others that may not believe in it.. We still have freedom of n from religion in this country as far as I know but with folks out there PUSHING their extreme White Nationalism on everyone it seems they would like that to change!!
October 17, 2022 @ 2:45 pm
“…but with folks out there PUSHING their extreme White Nationalism on everyone it seems they would like that to change!”
FFS, grow up. No one is pushing White Nationalism. Turn off CNN and lear to think for yourself. 🙄
October 17, 2022 @ 7:40 pm
October 17, 2022 @ 6:54 am
If you feel sorry for Maren Morris, you’re sadly misguided. She inserts herself all over the place and defines the term BULLY. She literally called Aldeans wife a “scumbag.” The fact is, country music is rooted in conservative ideas: family, God, hunting, trucks, Jack, and standing on your own. People like Maren are grifters using the platform others made happen.
October 17, 2022 @ 2:05 pm
It’s like back in the ’90s with the Rap acts. Is your album not selling? Start a beef with another artist.
October 18, 2022 @ 7:40 am
Jack sucks. Beam all the way.
October 17, 2022 @ 6:58 am
What’s with this world? Freedom of speech people……Noone can make or take a joke anymore. They have to blow it out of portion. I hope Jason and Brittany stand firm in their beliefs and never apologize for it either. If people have to hear the gays and others about their opinion then they should have to hear the other side. I’m with Brittany……the children need to be protected and thank God I was raised in a Christian home with morals.
So go #team
Keepin’ it Country
October 17, 2022 @ 7:13 am
Politics don’t matter to me. For example I don’t like Trump and I disagreed with some things Travis Tritt posted on his instagram regarding covid but just because my opinion is different doesn’t mean I’ll stop listening to their music. Music is for everyone no matter what their personal music taste are. Only country songs that need to die are those over patriotic mid 00’s songs.
October 17, 2022 @ 7:18 am
100% I supported Bush back in the early 00’s and hindsight has proven him to be the worst president in the past 100 years. My view changed dramatically since then and today I’m a Libertarian Trump supporter (not that that matters here) What’s crazy to me is that as a nation we’ve lost our ability to debate individual topics. It used to be “cool” to be irreverant towards establishment (think John Stewart in the 00’s) That’s not the case now, if you want to be relevant in pop culture you better get your mind right
October 17, 2022 @ 7:50 am
Ya’ll …that means you ALL …need to get a life
October 17, 2022 @ 8:59 am
October 17, 2022 @ 8:37 am
Jason Aldean is a horrible person and people who voluntary associate with him are the same. People like him and his princess wife spread hate and fear about things they know nothing about. Maren Morris is absolutely correct in her opinions.
October 17, 2022 @ 8:46 am
::yawn:: Never apologize. Keep Country: COUNTRY. Who cares what the people outside think? I miss the TNN/Music City News Country Awards days…Nashville Now, Fandango, Fan Fair, Crook & Chase…a gal dreaming of the past. hahaha
October 17, 2022 @ 9:07 am
These extremely online twitter people are 100% asocial freaks. I cannot imagine being Miranda Lambert and doing anything but laughing at people whose existences are reduced to spreading poison in social media. They’re like the creatures in Invasion of the Body Snatchers except they can actually use language, otherwise, no difference.
I mean I know it takes all kinds of kinds, but there are some kinds that maybe we don’t need to take at all.
October 17, 2022 @ 9:39 am
well upwards of 50% are bots
October 17, 2022 @ 10:42 am
This topic is no big deal… only the media and Twitter makes a big deal.
October 17, 2022 @ 11:30 am
Back when TheGreenRoomPR released Jason Aldean as their client (following his wife Brittany’s post about advocating for children, and against permanent childhood gender transition), The Green Roon PR Nashville received a lot of feedback from people that agreed with the Aldreans. They flooded The GreenRoomPR’s instagram and Twitter accounts with their disgust. with so much bad PR , LOL, TheGreenRoomPR made their IG account private. Not even sure if they still have their Twitter account still up. The same voices can tell @countryuniverse, @thebootdotcom, @hunterkelly, and @lorieliebig just what they think of their journalists promoting child gender affirming surgeries and twisting the words of country musicians. These journalists and their employers can be found on Twitter, IG, and Facebook. Let the masses speak. Make them so embarrassed they make their accounts private like The Green Room PR in Nashville.
October 17, 2022 @ 1:32 pm
Giving feedback and commentary to journalists and outlets can be a healthy way to allow your voice and perspective to be heard. Harassing anyone—especially individual journalists—is absolutely out-of-bounds. If people do reach out, let’s be constructive and pragmatic, not harassing.
October 17, 2022 @ 11:45 am
Miranda may have the looks but she just lost a fan .being on stage with a prick and a racist goes to show what kind of company she keeps. I know she don’t care who likes her or not but I hope she knows she won’t be getting any money from this guy as in her merchandise. A prick, a racist married to a Yankee but is still hot.
October 17, 2022 @ 11:57 am
Wow….Just wow….I just don’t get it….I don’t care 1 bit what Aldean says, why MM is upset, who Blake is screwing etc…I spend my energy working, being a good father and husband and I’m not wasting the 15 minutes in the day that I have for myself picking sides and judging people that I’ve never meant and don’t even know I exist. I love music. The less I know about who sings it the better. To think how many people waste time trying to convince everyone they are right and only if everyone listened the world would be a “better” place. Meanwhile their son is hooked on opiates and the wife drinks too much cause they were busy fighting the good fight. I just don’t get it.
October 17, 2022 @ 12:22 pm
I also just can’t believe the way people treat each other and represent themselves. It’s worse than a kindergarten playground. Aldeans “white trash” wife, MM is a woke snowflake, turning red while banging on their IPhone screaming at people they have never meant while accomplishing absolutely nothing. Nothing. Do people have that much free time? I feel guilty taking this much time. I think I’ll go play catch with my boy. Tell me how stupid I am. I can handle it.
October 19, 2022 @ 7:30 am
Just to clarify Blake’s been in a relationship for years and is now happily married and madly in love so I don’t get your mentioning him. 🤷🏻♀️Actually so has MM. I certainly agree with you that the obsession with being negative about Blake is just not normal. Now people wondering who JA and ML and MW are screwing giving their past history is very understandable . 😂😂 Just saying. 😂
Truth Teller's Fact Checker
October 23, 2022 @ 11:56 am
Just to clarify, Blake Shelton has been is 3 marriages is less than 20 years. Blake not only cheated like JA, but also most likely has the same political lean/ views as JA. Pretending anything different is just nonsense. Just sayin. ✌️
October 17, 2022 @ 2:03 pm
I think Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean are both suifficiently established that they do not need to give a whit about what some self-appointed Twitter police–or a troll “journalist”–who actually goes by the name of “Lie big”–think of say about them.
Country Music Girl
October 17, 2022 @ 5:53 pm
Trigger your article is posted several times over on Truth Social.
October 17, 2022 @ 6:26 pm
: D Awesome
October 18, 2022 @ 12:06 am
I expected more out of that Hellbound Glory album. 🙂
October 18, 2022 @ 6:20 am
I like everything about it….except most of the songs.
October 18, 2022 @ 6:50 am
You couldn’t be any more wrong if you tried.
October 18, 2022 @ 12:27 pm
“I’m more LGBT+ ally than you!! na na na boo boo.” There, did I win the internet today? Good God, enough already about sexuality.
October 18, 2022 @ 10:05 pm
Love the conservatives in country. We need more of em. Woke SJW country shouldn’t be in Nashville, the Opry, or the industry at large. I want my country standing for the flag, kneeling for the cross, loving America, pro Trump, and anti Marxist. Jason, Miranda, and Morgan are true patriots. Love em.
October 18, 2022 @ 11:08 pm
I actually hope their is a cohesive, strong, movement of folks who push back against this. Can other Opry Members draft a motion to expel Maren, Isbell, Sturgil, Mickey, Rissi, Joy and the Black Opry members? They obviously hate Nashville and its fans, its traditions, and its members. Maren has explicitly made this clear, as has Mickey. So why are they being honored by the industry, the town and the Opry at all? I think the best solution would be to cut ties with them, disavow them and let them create their own thing, where they are free to be as woke as they want, and we are free to promote traditional American values and our history and our culture and our ways of life free of criticism and whining from these folks. If they are that bothered by the Opry and the town and its most beloved and most successful artists (Jason, Miranda and Morgan make up a huge amount of sales in the industry and are household names not just to us but to the general non country obsessed public), then why should we allow them in our clubs that honor the greats in the genre. Maren literally said the town is racist. So why are we platforming her and allowing her space to spew that hatred? She should be shunned and she should be kicked out of the Opry and any industry functions. This goes for the lot of them. If the music that means so much to us on SCM and the wider genre circles is so distasteful, racist and gross to them, the door is right there. If they arent leaving, we need to force them out. I hope the senior, more established Opry Members force a vote and kick these ungrateful, rude and gross people out. It ruins the most beautiful genre in the world. It ruins something that means so much to us. And it shames us all. We are all made poor as long as they are in this scene.
October 19, 2022 @ 9:02 am
So if Miranda Lambert and Jason Aldean love the Opry so much why aren’t they members of it? Just have to point that out.😂 Morgan is still young. Miranda has said in interviews she doesn’t care about the Opry. Hardly ever performs there. Obviously she just cares about her Las Vegas residency that’s not selling out. 😂
October 19, 2022 @ 9:11 am
Rissi palmer, Joy, karen Morris and Isbell, Mickey are total losers. They rail against how much they hate the town, the city, the industry and most importantly call US ALL racists and sexists and bigots. Yet they have no problem groveling for our money or whining like 2 year olds. F em. Full stop. They should be kicked out of the Opry and the industry. They are not wanted. Jason sells out his shows, so does Miranda, and Morgan too. You been to a country show in the last 5 years, or even have a working knowledge of country at all? Karen Morris how many fans she get at her last show? Joy and Rissi and the Black Opry, wow, sounds like a packed how of… uhh…10 people…at those shows. Morgan comes out as a freakin guest at a show that isnt his and the crowd literally melts down and has a panic attack because they are so excited and love him. How much cash is Joy, Rissi and Karen Morris getting for their shows in contrast? I’ll stick with real country music, thank ya. My point stands. Joy, Rissi, The Black Opry and all those in opposition mentioned in the article need to be kicked out of the Opry and removed from the town and all its functions. They are not wanted. They are not needed. And they most assuredly do not represent our values as country music fans. Our values, traditions, way of life and culture must be protected and they do not represent it at all
Country Music Girl
October 21, 2022 @ 11:37 am
The Opry needs Miranda Lambert more than Miranda needs the Opry. Miranda will go down as one of the most important women in Country Music, with or without the Opry.
October 22, 2022 @ 7:52 am
More like most overrated and undertalented. 😂🤣
October 23, 2022 @ 12:03 pm
You obviously aren’t a country music fan. Or even a good music fan. Every award and critical music list includes her. She continues to be strong on ITunes and Spotify. Many, many people enjoy her music and listen to it ALOT. Even when the radio chooses not to play her. People that enjoy her find other ways. It doesn’t matter what you say. No one believes you.
October 23, 2022 @ 4:58 pm
Miranda and her team bought those awards and positive reviews. The awards were always more a priority to Miranda than membership in the Opry. That speaks volumes about her character or lack of. Miranda will be irrelevant very soon as younger more talented female cm singer/songwriters are finally getting support and recognition from the Nashville music industry. 👏
October 19, 2022 @ 12:01 am
ATTN: Lori Lie Big, I love conservative country music. Unapologetically. I love Jason Aldean, Morgan, Miranda, Aaron Lewis, Kid Rock, Travis Tritt, and many others. Miranda did nothing wrong. jason did nothing wrong.
October 19, 2022 @ 12:07 am
Hey Rissi Palmer,
You dont speak for us. Stop acting like you do. Thanks.
October 19, 2022 @ 8:19 am
Dear country universe, Paisley Fields, Joy Oladokun, and Rissi Palmer,
We stand with Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen, and Miranda Lambert here. We do not agree with you and your sentiments. We are country music and loud and proud.
We here at SCM support Jason, Morgan and Miranda.
Signed, SCM commenters and country fans
October 19, 2022 @ 9:59 am
– Country music basically invented cancel culture with The Dixie Chicks fiasco, so no surprises here.
– I’d take Maren’s music over Jason’s any day but I feel like her hot take was a bit juvenile. There are better ways to stimulate the discourse but obviously Twitter thrives on catchy takedowns.
– Anyway “freedom of speech” is literally just about the government not arresting you… people being mean on Twitter is unrelated. Hope that that clears this up for you I can’t fathom how many people get confused about this …
October 19, 2022 @ 2:42 pm
This is such an asinine argument. You mostly hear it from the left. We will say, “lets not cancel Morgan” “lets not cancel Trump”, and then inevitably there will be some pipsqueak who says, “duh…uh…hey conservatives…uhh…der…remember what you did to the Dixie chicks in 2003..huh…huhh!”. I never canceled the Dixie Chicks. I think their politics NOW is wacky and screwy, but they are entitled to voice it. Is the argument by the left now that cancel culture is good, because the right did it to the Dixie Chicks in 2003? The argument from Commies never is “Cancel culture is bad lets not cancel anyone”, its usually that “we need to cancel the right”. Seems dimwitted and unbelievably stupid to me. But hey, you do you, dude! So, my dude, is cancel culture bad in total? Or are you just pissed about it when the Dixie Chicks and those on your own side get sidelined?
October 19, 2022 @ 10:27 am
“– Country music basically invented cancel culture with The Dixie Chicks fiasco, so no surprises here.”
Natalie shooting her mouth off, thinking she was being edgy and cute, is what brought the Chicks down.
Public responded by either buying, or not buying, Chicks merch.
October 19, 2022 @ 2:58 pm
This, I disagree and still disagree with the Iraq War. And was saying the same thing about the war as her back then. But she said it on a press tour, in a foreign country, about a, at that point very popular war. Additionally the new rules, as defined by the leftist Marxists currently, seems to be free speech only exists so far. You have a right to free speech, but also have to face the consequences as it were when people are upset by your comments. In the last 7 years we’ve seen people deplatformed, assaulted, fired, shunned, ruined and yes, even murdered, because they said something that went against the woke ideology. The funny thing is the left seems to be acting as if they will never lose another election and will never be not in control in government or in the culture. The pendulum always swings back.
October 19, 2022 @ 7:24 pm
A very revealing exposition of ideas in this space… music aside.
October 20, 2022 @ 6:53 pm
Brittany Aldean should stick to make up tips.
October 23, 2022 @ 11:58 am
Maren Morris and Cassadee Pope should stick to singing.
October 23, 2022 @ 1:18 pm
If Brittany hadn’t said ignorant stuff none of this would have happened. But it’s all good, Maren raised more than $100k for Trans youth organizations with Maren Morris Lunatic Country Music Person tshirts. I bought one.
P.s. not cancelling Miranda, I really love her music…
Country Music Girl
October 23, 2022 @ 1:50 pm
More people agree with Brittany’s sentiment than disagree, if you read all the comments across all social media under the media that covered this. Brittany raised money from a Tshirt that said “Don’t Tread on our Kids.” and donated to an organization fighting child exploitation and trafficking. Maren put out a Tshirt billboard with her name on clearly to get more attention for herself – which seems to be on par with Maren. But glad she is donating to kids also. If Cassadee didn’t stalk Britanny’s Instagram post this whole conversation wouldn’t be happening. You have to be following Brittany to get her updates. So Pope and Morris were out looking to make trouble out of nothing.
October 23, 2022 @ 8:26 pm
So a lot of people are unfortunately ignorant about transgender people? Makes Maren and Cassadee speaking up even more important.
Country Music Girl
October 24, 2022 @ 10:05 pm
Dee, do you even know what Brittany said? What were her exact words and what do you feel was ignorant about those words?
Country Music Girl
November 4, 2022 @ 10:36 pm
Dee. Ben waiting a couple weeks on your answer on what where Brittany’s exact words were that you find ignorant. Why the silence. Also, you said you bought one of Maren’s T-shirt’s to help trans youth. Did you also buy one of Brittany’s to help fight child exploitation and trafficking, or do you not care about those kids?
November 4, 2022 @ 11:32 pm
She said she was glad her parents didn’t change her gender “during her tomboy phase” which is a wildly stupid thing to say if you know anything at all about transgender people.
And then when people pointed out that was a hateful thing to say (being that transgender teens are the most bullied group ever) she doubled down.
And I would rather crawl through broken glass than spend one dime on anything to do with that husband stealing ignoramus.