It was only a matter of time before this happened.
Here we are in 2019, where everybody is offended by something, and Confederate Railroad has just become the latest victim. The band, who got their start as the road band to David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck, before releasing their own string of hits like “Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind” and “Queen of Memphis,” was scheduled to perform at the Du Quoin State Fair in Illinois alongside Shenandoah and Restless Heart on August 27. But now, organizers have removed Confederate Railroad from the lineup because – you guessed it – their name is CONFEDERATE Railroad.
Fair manager Josh Gross explained the decision, stating that, “While every artist has a right to expression, we believe this decision is in the best interest of serving all of the people in our state.”
While the band has yet to respond, some other artists from around the country music world have shared their opinions on the move.
I have played the @DuQuoinFair many times over the decades … however, I must say that canceling @ConfederateRR JUST because their name is CONFEDERATE RAILROAD is a crock of crap!!! These are good men singing good songs… God please help us all … pic.twitter.com/EG32tCPbMC
This political correctness thing is totally out of control When a fair cancels the Confederate Railroad band because of their name its giving in to facism, plain and simple and our freedom disappears piece by piece. Sick of it.