Artists such as Mickey Guyton, Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Cam, Kacey Musgraves, LeAnn Rimes, Margo Price and others are using their platforms to speak up.
The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor have made many of us question what we can do to help bring an end to the prejudice and hatred that have plagued our country for far too long.
Here are some of the posts that we’ve seen from country artists using their platforms to speak out on social media over the past several days. Apologies if we’ve missed any – please feel free to use the comment section below to bring any to our attention.
Aaron Lee Tasjan
We (@birdsofchicago @allisonrussellmusic @awnateixeira) will play a #livestream tmrw June 1st @evanstonspace FB 7pm CT we’ll be donating 1/2 to #georgefloydmemorialfund + @ColorOfChange June 2nd we will participate in #BlackOutTuesday #THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/8kJ8Ka9sIa— Allison Russell (@outsidechild13) June 1, 2020
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Today, we are donating all of our @Bandcamp sales to the @NAACP_LDF and the @ACLU. We encourage you to seek out and support Black artists today and everyday. Photo by Liina Raud. pic.twitter.com/P4ZrySF7of— Black Pumas (@BlackPumasMusic) June 5, 2020
This week I spoke openly abt racism, Black Lives Matter, & how one of the most important things White allies can do is speak w their White peers abt racism. Advocating & showing up for Black people & people of color is so crucial in this time. Thank you, @RadioAmy, for having me. pic.twitter.com/9gWaxFG0I5— Brittney Spencer (@BrittNicx) June 4, 2020
Thank you President Obama for leading this country on how to make this time a positive point in history. 🧡 https://t.co/NafXRiUab2— Brooke Eden (@BrookeEdenMusic) June 1, 2020
June 6, 2020
Just want to call out some people for not speaking up. Jason Aldean and his wife have been blocking anyone who comments about speaking up. Keith Urban and Luke Bryan just post black squares on Tuesday, but say absolutely NOTHING!!!!!! And George Strait and Garth Brooks don’t even post anything about the shootings. SPEAK UP!!!!! Black lives matter!!!!! That is all.