Louder Than Guns

Can Country music help lead the U.S. out of the gun debate? There is a long history of famous country musicians using their platforms to comment on social and political issues. But since the lead singer of The Chicks, Natalie Maines, was ostracized after criticizing then President George W. Bush, country music stars have felt safer keeping their political views out of the public eye. Musician Ketch Secor ( ) of the band Old Crow Medicine Show ( ) is trying to change that. After the shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, Ketch wrote an Op-ed in The New York Times ( ) calling for country music stars to let go of the fear of retaliation from their fanbase, and to break their silence on the gun debate. Audie talks with Ketch about what it’s like to be a musician and a parent in Nashville right now and what he thinks country musicians can do to help prevent another mass shooting.  

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  1. Let’s all appreciate the content this man and his crew makes it’s just a masterpiece Imagine what’s he’s gonna doing in the future😰

  2. When you see these segments getting less than 10k views just remember CNN has 15M subs, and gets top advertisement on these videos😂

  3. This reporter(?) needs to focus attention on some of the most dangerous places in America, which are now, ‘Gun free zones.’ What many referred to as common sense the gun laws have made some areas extremely dangerous. These dangerous zones include banks, schools, shopping centers, grocery stores, college campuses in other locations that have the gun free decal or sign on their property. Some ideas that I have heard would expand these dangerous zones.
    We need to begin looking at the mental health mistakes that were made during the Reagan administration win. Our mental hospitals were closed, and the idea was put forward that the mentally ill could be returned to the community and we could keep them drugged up. This idea was insane.

  4. most country music people support the founder’s concept of inalienable rights, including the right to self defense.

  5. For those who want to continue blaming the gun. Remember this. A gun, bomb, knife, machete, bat, and even an jetliner are instruments. They all take a human hand to operate.

    The problems that need to be addressed are. Criminals. Mentally unstable people. They are the ones using the instruments. There are millions of responsible, trained, licensed, good honest American people who own guns. They use them for hunting, sport, collections, self defense. They are not the ones shooting people. It is the criminals. The mentally unstable. These are the problems that the government needs to focus on, and fix. Stop the dirty politics and lies, and do something.

  6. When I was little, we went to look at Beagles. There were two left. Tick and Tock. I took Tick. I loved Tick. I don’t know what happened to Tock. Tick liked to bark all nite long. He bit a neighborhood boy. My parents had to get rid of Tick. I was very sad.

  7. “Can Country music help lead the U.S. out of the gun debate?”
    Hip-hop and rap sure lead the US into fetishizing guns, so maybe?

  8. Jesus Christ called people everywhere to repent, so if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe with all your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved and inherit the kingdom of heaven and eternal life. To this, people would accept Jesus Christ in life in their hearts and told other people how Good he is, how he saves, heals and frees and gives eternal life for freе 184

  9. I find it curious that the vast majority of people who want certain gun banned in America are the ones that know the least about them. Very curious.

  10. I find it hilarious that the president wants to threaten to take “assault weapons” all the while starting WW3 with Russia, China and N Korea😊

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