As you remember, country band Confederate Railroad was removed from the Illinois State Fair a few weeks back because of their band name, now, it’s happening in New York.
They were just removed from the Ulster County Fair taking place on August 1.
Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said the band’s logo, which features a locomotive with confederate flags, is “a symbol of division and racism.”
Lead singer Danny Shirley has said that the band’s name was inspired by a steam locomotive named the General – commandeered in Georgia during the Civil War. He added, “I’ve done nothing wrong. I love the part of the country I’m from, and I will never apologize for that.”
Will be very interesting to see if this keeps happening…let us know your thoughts.