Unless you’ve been hiding from the news, you know exactly what went down Saturday (Aug. 12). Many, if not all, news outlets covered the tragedy, including The New York Times if you’d like to learn more…
“The city of Charlottesville was engulfed by violence on Saturday as white nationalists and counterprotesters clashed in one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South.”
Many country artists used their platforms to speak out against the violence and the current state of our country.
Tim McGraw shared his song “Humble and Kind” along with a disappointed message:
I love when I see artists use their platforms to bring light to issues instead of always trying to sell their followers tour t-shirts and tickets. These guys did it right…
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) August 13, 2017
Extremely sad at the seething hatred that still lives here. I just don't know what to say anymore. We're better than this. #Charlottesville
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) August 12, 2017
The world's oldest man, an Auschwitz survivor, died today while men with Nazi flags marched thru Charlottesville, VA. We have so far to go.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) August 12, 2017
bawling watching this. It's so excruciating to see such evil abandon for the human kind. STOP FUCKING KILLING PEOPLE. https://t.co/yjy43G9wxL
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) August 12, 2017
Saddened and sickened by the hate on display in Virginia. Our hearts are with you. #bullshitontv
— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) August 12, 2017
Wheeler Walker Jr. took a comedic approach. Are you even surprised?
Guarantee you these people listen to nothing but mainstream pop country. pic.twitter.com/8jh6saTxi9
— Wheeler Walker, Jr. (@WheelerWalkerJr) August 12, 2017
Cover photo via TimMcGrawVevo on YouTube