Nashville Label Who Reps Tim McGraw, Glenn Campbell Refuses To Bow To ‘Cancel’ Culture
Nashville label Big Machine's founder Scott Borchetta defended Aaron Lewis' new country anthem by defiantly refusing to "cancel" the artist.
Earlier this month conservative rocker turned country artist Aaron Lewis released a patriotic anthem that doesn’t take kindly to today’s progressive agenda called “Am I The Only One.” Unsurprisingly, this enraged the left, and calls quickly grew for Lewis to be “cancelled.” The founder of his Nashville record label Big Machine, however, is not having any of it.
Aaron Lewis, best known as the former frontman for Staind, scored his first #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country chart, as well as his highest solo Hot 100 rank.
Aaron Lewis' song "Am I The Only One" debuted at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country chart. https://t.co/NyzUBgXCv6
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) July 13, 2021
Founder Of Nashville Record Label Big Machine Stands By Lewis
Big Machine Label Group founder Scott Borchetta wrote an open letter responding to a scathing review of “Am I The Only One” that was clearly written by a bitter liberal.
Borchetta stood by the song, pointing out that his label also releases the music of artists like Sheryl Crow, who penned the liberal politically-motivated song “Woman In The White House.”
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“Aaron Lewis and I have political disagreements. But there are also things we agree on. I think that’s the foundation for the idea of our country,” Borchetta wrote.
Notably, Big Machine also reps big names like Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flats, and the legend himself Glen Campbell
“It doesn’t work if we’re so divided that we can’t reach across the aisle, have a conversation or an argument, and ultimately, shake hands,” he added. “If we can’t do that, and this moment is so divisive, we may never get our country back.”
Aaron Lewis Anthem Scathing Review
Borchetta wrote this letter in response to a review of “Am I The Only One” that was written by the leftist industry blogger Bob Lefsetz.
“This middle-class, right-wing wanker has recorded a song that should have been played at CPAC, in between speeches by nitwits like saying to refuse the ‘Fauci ouchie,’” Lefsetz wrote of Lewis’ song.
The song’s lyrics include:
Am I the only one willin’ to fight
For my love of the red and white
And the blue burnin’ on the ground?
Another statue’s comin’ down in a town near you
Watchin’ the threads of Old Glory come undone
However, Borchetta refused to back down to Lefsetz, defiantly saying that he will not “cancel” Lewis because many Americans agree with him and the message behind his song.
“You don’t have to agree or acknowledge, but Aaron’s message is speaking to millions of people,” he explained. “Let it be a wake up call to reps and dems alike – be loud and be heard! It woke you up. It inspired you to make a statement. It worked. And it’s working. It’s inspiring conversation.”
In a time when liberals are trying to silence anything and anyone that is remotely conservative, Borchetta’s letter is incredibly refreshing.
Conservatives are inundated with liberal media and entertainment on a daily basis whether we like it or not. Yet, leftists can’t handle hearing even one song that has a rightwing message.
Perhaps liberals should open their minds to other views and ideologies instead of trying to cancel whoever dares to voice them.