CMA elects rabid Republican to board – and then changes its mind

An interesting tale over the last couple of days almost made for the 24-hour news cycle. On Tuesday, the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association announced the election of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to its board of directors. Huckabee, a Republican who believes in creationism and sometime host on the Christian channel Trinity Broadcast Network, was to serve on the 12-member board of the group, whose stated mission is in “improving and sustaining music education programs” across the country and ensuring “every child has the opportunity to participate in music education.”  Continue reading “CMA elects rabid Republican to board – and then changes its mind”

Nashville songwriters release anti-Trump comp

Looks like somebody has heeded the clarion call from RS Country a few months back.  Paste reports: “As the epicenter of America’s typically patriotic country-music scene, Nashville is officially combating the hate and bigotry seeping out of Washington. A collective of Nashville songwriters, featuring Mary Gauthier, Derek Webb and Radney Foster, have recorded Strange Freedom: Songs of Love and Protest, a Nashville Resistance Compilation. The album will be released by Nashville indie label Cafe Rooster Records on July 14, with all proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood.  Continue reading “Nashville songwriters release anti-Trump comp”