Whether you call yourself a Republican or Democrat, I think we can all agree that there has been a ton of division across the country over the past few years.
It feels like nobody has the ability to find common ground anymore, and you’re either good or evil based on which side of the political spectrum you fall on, with no in between.
Of course, a lot of this division stems from corporate media, and what’s being fed to us everyday through our TVs and phones.
Country singer and 1883 star Tim McGraw recently sat down for an interview with Timeto discuss how he believes music can heal a lot of the division we see today.
He told the outlet:
“I think the 24 hour news cycle has the most to do with it. And we’re always on these devices all the time and hearing stuff that’s not necessarily true or stuff that’s, just sort of this small segment, instead of hearing what the majority of people really think and feel.
And I think for the most part, if we can get back to just realizing that we’re more alike than we are different…and I always try to just let my music speak to that.”
McGraw also discussed his displeasure with former President Donald Trump. Needless to say, McGraw isn’t a huge fan:
“(January 6) was one of the saddest days in our country’s history, I believe. It was tough to watch. And I couldn’t believe that it had actually happened. And hopefully it will never happen again.
I’m not going to give (Trump) any air. From my perspective and my world, that’s just so far out there that I can’t even put words to it. I want what’s best for our country.
I want what’s best for the majority of people in our country. I think that everybody deserves the right to live their life in the best way that they possibly can and to soar in the best way. I think that we certainly need to get back to some civility, on both sides.”
When asked what his top political priority is these days, McGraw gave an answer based on his own personal experience:
“Women’s rights. I’m a dad of three daughters and have a wife. I want to see a world where my daughters have control of every decision.
Whether it be medically, personally, or the way they want to live their lives. I support a woman’s right to choose. That’s between a family, their doctor, and their God, and I don’t think anybody else has any business being a part of that.
I’m a bird hunter. I grew up duck hunting in Louisiana. I still love to bird hunt. But I think there should be common sense policies. I think there should be some red flag laws. And I don’t see any issue with that. And I think most of America agrees with that.
And I don’t understand why we can’t just all figure it out. But I’m not going to sit here and say I want to take everybody’s guns away. It really has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It has everything to do with just good policy.”