Brad Paisley and LL Cool J have the music world buzzing with their new country rap “Accidental Racist.” The anti-racism song from Paisley’s new Wheelhouse album released just this week has sparked controversy in some circles from its racially-charged themes. But not to be outdone, Saving Country Music has learned that another superstar duo is planning their own culture-blending song to capitalize off of the “Accidental Racist” publicity. Country’s King George Strait, and world-renown Spanish actress, singer, and flamenco guitar player Charo have teamed up to tackle the immigration issue in a new song reportedly to be called “Incidental Isolationist.”
Forget that Charo is from Spain and not Mexico, and that George Strait’s voting record is not a matter of public record, the two will comprise the roles of an illegal Mexican immigrant and a Republican-voting Texan for the sake of the song’s message of outreach across the border.
“George and Charo really want to stimulate a dialogue and tackle the complexities of the immigration issue,” George Strait spokeswoman Amanda Frankenfurter told Saving Country Music. “True artistry is often provocative and uncomfortable, but we feel confident it will result in a more open understanding of the perspectives on both sides.”
Though the final version of the song has yet to be consummated, Saving Country Music was supplied with some lyrics that apparently made the final cut.