Country Music Star Withdraws from Tim McGraw’s Gun-Control Concert, Citing Controversy

Tim McGraw is headlining a summer concert to raise money for the Sandy Hook Promise, a gun-control organization dedicated to, among other goals, strengthening restrictions on the Second Amendment.

Along with McGraw, country music singer Billy Currington was going to perform but that changed after thousands of gun-rights supporters began to openly criticize the musicians on social media.

Currington released the following statement on Facebook Friday:

I’ve never been one to take on controversial issues – I’m a singer. I do feel strongly about honoring and supporting the Sandy Hook community and will be making a donation to a local organization. I appreciate people’s freedom and passion for whatever cause they want to support, however, I am choosing to step aside from this fundraiser and will focus instead on the rest of the tour dates as I look forward to being on the road with Tim and Chase and having a blast with all of the fans.

McGraw also addressed the criticism. However, he is still going to perform at the event along with Chase Bryant.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Rich March 19, 2018, 1:14 pm

    I never have “gotten” Tim McGraw. I have always had a disdain for him, probably for irrational reasons. I think it was Don Imus who said something like “It’s painful to hear the guy sing. He sounds like a scalded cat on a hot tin roof.” (Apologies for a misquote if I’m wrong about the source or words). I was immediately relieved to hear somebody else thought along the same lines as me. I for one, have zero musical ability. But I can recognize and appreciate the musical abilities of others. To me, Tim McGraw’s popularity and success vastly exceed his skill set. He is a far better actor than singer. And he is a “B-list actor at best. Having said all that, I’d probably be embarrassed to have ever formed such negative thoughts without knowing the man. Could be the nicest guy in the world, but my impression is he’s pretty full of himself. He’s buds with Kenny Chesney, who I like and think is a remarkable musical talent and downright good dude. So I really should cut McGraw more slack. But I’m very concerned that he aligns himself with an organization that won’t be truly satisfied until the Constitution is re-written to exclude gun rights and infringe on my ability to defend my family or pursue hobbies that involve firearms. Can’t say that Tim McGraw’s leftist associations will impact my spending practices, since I have spent zero dollars on his music and perhaps a few bucks on a movie he happened to be in here an there. But I’ll be glad to change the station when a Tim McGraw song comes on. My ears will thank me, as they always do! On second thought, perhaps he will influence my discretionary spending; time to re-up with the NRA and by some firearms and accessories before it’s too late!! God bless anyone impacted by any act of violence, whether imposed with a gun, car, bomb, knife or whatever. But please blame the perpetrator, not the weapon.

  • Michael December 25, 2017, 10:35 am

    Right on! “We the People”, Les Deplorables in all those “fly over states” (as the left and right coasts like to call us) need to start being much more careful of how and where we spend our disposable income. States (like California, Colorado, New York, Massachusettes, Washington, et al) that pass anti-2nd Amendment legislation should not receive our tourist money. This same attention to where we spend our money should also apply to what we spend our money own. Music, films, DVDs produced by anti-gunners, pro-abortionists, pro-criminal illegal imigration, or whatever issue motivates you, should also not receive any of our hard earned cash. Does this work? Just check out the demise in attendance at films produced in Hollywood! And how about the NFL’s terrible mistake of dissing its real fans with no action against players kneeling during our National Anthem? Lowest fan attendance or viewership on TV forever. So our dollars count and we need to first of all VOTE for the right conservative legislators (but always vote no matter what!), we need to make our opinions known and not be politically correct, and we need to be very careful about who and what we spend our precious hard earned cash on! Semper Fidelis!!!

  • lukeum December 25, 2017, 7:16 am

    dont hold me to the magazine but i think it was nras american rifleman that tim mcgraw had an artical goin on about his two guns of choice bein a rem 870 and a sw 357 mag dont this change of heart make him a two faced bastard

  • THEODORE J SHARPE December 8, 2017, 4:11 pm

    Remember the Dixie chicks? Nuff Said!!! Beside, I’m a Bluegrass Fan. This country rap stuff is “CRAP”

  • Paul December 8, 2017, 6:56 am

    Yeah Tim McGraw was never an artist I paid to hear , and now I never will.

  • Mark Tercsak November 25, 2017, 10:49 am

    Every American Citizen who is able bodied from 17 years to 60 years in my opinion should go through two weeks a year military training , excerise, weapons familiarzation , weapons training , etc.

  • Rick August 18, 2017, 10:54 am

    Always knew he was a fake never did like the fool,Drop off the scene like K.D.Lang after she made a little money she went after out rights to raise cattle and the beef industry..Anti America McGraw,see ya later alligator BOYCOTT TIM McGRAW!!!

    • Paul December 8, 2017, 6:59 am

      I agree BOYCOTT is in order here !!

  • Dwight Garner February 11, 2017, 10:06 am

    I have been an avid fan of Toby Kieth for many years, still am, and will be as long as he continues his disregard of panty-waisted people who want to condemn performers who participate in Patriotic events such as President Trump\’s inauguration. The songs he chose for that event echoed the sentiment of millions of patriotic Americans like myself. There were no boycotts of ovomit\’s inaugurations in \’09 and \’13, and he was the the very worst person to desecrate the oval office in history. Therefore, when I hear songs of patriotism from stars such as Toby Kieth, Hank, Jr., Lee Greenwood and others, it makes me proud that we still have at least a few true American Heroes that are unintimidated by left wing liberals out to destroy America and her traditions. As for those performers who had the opportunity to perform there but were too \”chicken livered\” to do so, I\’ll not spend any more3 of my money on their cd\’s. They know who they are, so I won\’t mention their names. GOD BLESS AMERICA and those who still love and support her!!!

  • David February 11, 2017, 1:35 am

    I agree with Jeff. Done with any Country music star who supports anti gun philosophy. Thank God for Toby K.

  • jeff August 5, 2016, 10:41 am

    I won’t be going to anymore Tim McGraw concerts. Tim needs to understand who he represents , And what they actually stand for. Noble Idea , Wrong Group. No more purchases of his music for me.

  • Will Drider April 20, 2015, 12:18 pm

    The Sandy Hook Promise organization is actually two seperate businesses. They both want to disarm America. One is a nonprofit. The other half is Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund which is not a nonprofit and is the “Lobbist” side specifically to influence all levels of Gov. and your neighbors.

    Be careful and specific what you donate to band guy.

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