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.

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  • 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!!!

  • 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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