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NAT’L – MEDIA – Country Musicians Want To Talk Gun Control, But Their Fans Want Them To Shut Up & Sing

It was just about the golden hour when Kacey Musgraves played her set on Sunday night during the first weekend of Lollapalooza. “Thank you,” she said to the crowd gathered at the Chicago festival. “Not only for supporting my music, but to everybody out here who has the bravery to show up and come to a large music festival.” She was referencing not only the mass shootings that weekend in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, but the shooting in 2017 at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed and 500 more were injured — the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history so far. The next day, Musgraves gave the world some idea of what she’d like to see done. She tweeted that although she usually keeps politics out of her music, for her, gun violence is no longer a political issue. It’s about “fundamental human rights.” Still, someone tweeted a reply telling her to stick to singing. And then it got a little threatening when they asked, “You do realize your fans are packing at your shows, don’t you?”  [full article]

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