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Country Music Went Woke…..Say It Ain’t So

The Country Music industry held its annual celebration on Sunday evening. The CMA showcased its 57th annual awards ceremony. I confess, I do not watch any of these narcissistic, self-indulgent, made-for-TV events. I choose not to elevate these people above who they are. They are gifted performers lucky enough to have been given their chance at success and fortune, and they grabbed it.

In addition to the typical individual and group awards, there were tributes to legends who are still with us or have unfortunately left us too soon. The careers of Leonard Skynard and Naomi Judd were celebrated. But then the show went off track, which is sad to write about.

The Country music industry has traditionally been conservative and patriotic. There were exceptions, like the Dixie Chicks and their assault on George Bush. That faux pas forced the group off the mainstream and restricted them to tours outside America. Kelsea Ballerini is one of the younger members of the Country Music family, so maybe she has not been coached on the heritage and connection between Country and Americana. Kelsea Ballerini embarrassed herself and the genre Sunday night.

Ballerini performed the song, “If You Go Down (I’m Going Down, Too),” backed by a quartet of “Drag Race” stars — Manila Luzon, Kennedy Davenport, Jan Sport, and Olivia Lux — dressed as glam midcentury housewives lounging on a lawn in front of a white picket fence. This performance was in bad taste on several counts. It did not have a place on the CMA.

Nashville is the home of Country Music, and we are all familiar with the recent tragedy that took the lives of six innocent souls at the hands of an unstable armed individual. The three children and three adults have recently been buried, and Nashville, and the country, are still feeling the pain. That shooting has a connection with the transgender community, as the female shooter openly identified as a male. Dancing and celebrating with a group of four transvestites or transgender performers was uncalled for and a poor decision.

The country is divided on the issue of transgender children. Some states have either passed or are in the process of designating themselves as sanctuary states. Not a sanctuary for illegals but for people who find themselves meeting resistance to fulfilling their transgender process. This harboring also protects children from their parents who do not want their minor children to modify their gender. In effect, these laws can facilitate the separation of children and their parents. Ballerini’s performance only fuels this divide.

Reaction to this performance shows how divided we are on the subject. Ballerini was blasted by those who saw the number as offensive. At the same time, she was praised by those who thought she was brave and heroic to follow through with the act. I see nothing brave or heroic. Those terms should be reserved for warriors, not for a singer surrounded by Drag Queens.

I hope this was a one-off for Country Music. I have been a fan of the genre for years, specifically for their patriotism and love of this country. I hope this performance does not indicate the genre is going in another direction. If so, I will be taking a different road.

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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  1. We don’t need mentally challenged performers in Country Music. They’ve infected everything else in society… leave country music alone! Kelsey — you should be ashamed of yourself. Welcome to the irrelevance of “Dixie Chick World” — you earned it.

  2. This totally goes against the core values of country’s music patriotic and Christian fan base. Also, to do this shortly after a transgender nut case killed six people in Nashville, the home of country music, makes this act even more despictable. Young artists like Kelsea Ballerini are cutting their own throats by buying into this transgender crapola.

  3. I wouldn’t go across the street to see Ballerini if it was free. And like what was just mentioned, trans sicko’s dancing around on a stage in front of millions of viewers while the parents and loved ones are still mourning the loss of children and loved ones is spitting in the face of those people. Whoever planned that skit should be terminated immediately. And I hope that moron Ballerini loses her fans and support for her vile error. These sick, demented and immoral human beings should put on a skit in one of the Muslim countries. It would be one way to eliminate these scourges of society. Oh, that’s not the Christian way to talk about them! Jesus took a whip and ran people out of the temple for selling merchandise. How do you think he would have treated those performing that skit? He would have whipped them also along with “hey, guys” Ballerini. These sick excuses for human beings are going to bring the judgment of God on this country! I don’t see anywhere in the New Testament where God changed his mind on this debauchery. They can open up their “Gay” Churches and talk about God’s Love all they want. God is a Holy God and hates sin because of what it does to people and it’s contagious. The left spout free speech until you disagree with them. Then they attack you like the animals they are. I guess they haven’t attacked the right people yet!

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