Vince Gill Wants More Country Artists To Speak Up About Diversity

By: Cheryl Johnstone


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Vince Gill was recently on “CBS This Morning” talking about how country music is dealing with the subject of race, especially following the Morgan Wallen controversy.

Vince admitted that he was “nervous” to even discuss it because you can have good intentions but still “get ripped” for what you say.

And he pushed back on the idea that everybody in country music leans far to the right.

“I think most people perceive that country music is extremely conservative, and I’m not sure that’s true. Maybe the audience might be predominantly conservative, I don’t know that the artistry is, I don’t know that the community is.”

He does think it “would be nice” if more country artists decided to speak up.

“And when White America makes the argument, ‘I hear it in rap music all the time’, I go, ‘Have you not been paying attention to the last 3-400 years, how that word has been used by the white community? It’s derogatory, dismissive, and hurtful. It doesn’t have a place.'”

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