The America I love was on television last night. I know it sounds impossible that the networks could have something purely American without the Socialist Twist: shaken, not stirred; but indeed, I went to bed stirred and feeling proudly American. I watched the Academy of Country Music Awards and it struck me that this part of America didn’t vote for Hope and Change, but sang about the America of Hope they love and the anger toward the Change taking place. I witnessed the smattering of applause, at the encouragement of Jaime Foxx, for President Obama and his “Change”. I heard the roar of the audience when Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club honored the Wounded Warriors. This is my America, the heart and soul of our country is reflected in Country Music.
The Liberal politicians would do well to tune in and and listen. There is an enormous field of potential voters which were missed in the last election. These politicians should learn to change their tune and hum a few bars with a country flair, while telling the truth (and sticking to the truth for a change). But alas, that would mean authenticity, integrity, hard work, and down home morals; which most seem to have missing from their Curriculum Vitae.
The Media, as well as the administration, I am sure, was offended with the Conservative slanting message of the Academy of Country Music Awards and frustrated with their inability to censor the content of the evening. Even the Obama plug from Foxx fell far short of an ovation. Welcome to our play ground. It was refreshing to listen to the music and message that defines much of America and not hear the propaganda that we are supposed to find as our “Truth” and “Hope”.
Trace Adkins sang “The Last Shot Fired” with the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA. The applause for the wounded veteran was deafening: were you listening Mr. Obama? This is what the other half believes, Mr. President. The Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/) was represented in this moment. Mr. President, would you consider giving to this worthy cause? Trace Adkins and the West Point Cadet Glee Club, USMA, ACM 2009
Again, the applause rang out as John Rich sang his song “Shutting Detroit Down”, while angrily strumming his “Made in America” clad guitar. The Liberal Left squirmed and the blogs shouted, yet are they listening? Do they hear the anger that was so well articulated in this songs lyrics? Shutting Down Detroit
Country music is wholly American and the President would do well in getting familiar with the heart of this genre of Americans.
Shuttin’ Detroit Down
Written By: John Rich, John D. Anderson
"My daddy taught me that in this country everyone’s the same You work hard for your dollar and you never pass the blame When it don’t go your way Now I see all these big shots whinin’ on my evening news About how they’re losin’ billions and how it’s up to me and you To come running to the rescue Well pardon me if I don’t shed a tear ‘cause they’re selling make believe And we don’t buy that here Cause in the real world there shutting Detroit down While the boss man takes his bonus pay and jets out of town/ And DC’s bailing out the bankers as the farmers auction ground, Yeah while they’re living it up on Wall Street in that New York City town, Here in the real world there shuttin’ Detroit down. They’re shuttin’ Detroit down.”"