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Major Label Won’t Back Down In Defense Of Aaron Lewis’ Country Hit

Less than a week after Aaron Lewis’ “Am I The Only One” rocketed to the top of the country music charts, liberals are predictably bashing Lewis and his label in a fit of rage that reeks of jealousy. In backing Lewis, the country star’s label referenced the First Amendment and suggested that the popular song serve as a “wake up call” for both political parties.

Am I The Only One” is an acoustic anthem for those who still proudly salute the American flag. The hit single questions those Americans who favor removing statues, burning flags, and torturing one’s ears with Springsteen songs.

Music critic Bob Lefsetz took offense to the song, calling it “heinous” and “crap” via his newsletter. In the oh-so-typical liberal way of bashing anyone who doesn’t agree with their opinion, Lefsetz went on to call Lewis a “middle class, right wing wanker.” He then questioned why Scott Borchetta, founder of “Big Machine Label Group,” would market Lewis’ hit.

Borchetta quickly responded by dunking all over Lefsetz: “Firstly, I believe in the First Amendment.  My job has never been to tell my artists what to sing and write about.  My job has always been about identifying unique talent with a unique voice and a unique point of view.”

He continued hammering home the point that being so divided helps no one: “Aaron Lewis and I have political disagreements. But there are also things we agree on. I think that’s the foundation for the idea of our country. It doesn’t work if we’re so divided that we can’t reach across the aisle, have a conversation or an argument, and ultimately, shake hands.  If we can’t do that, and this moment is so divisive, we may never get our country back.”

After dismissing the ridiculous idea of “canceling” Lewis, Borchetta suggested that the song could serve as a “wake up call” for both liberals and conservatives: “You don’t have to agree or acknowledge, but Aaron’s message is speaking to millions of people. Let it be a wake up call to reps and dems alike – be loud and be heard! It woke you up. It inspired you to make a statement.  It worked. And it’s working. It’s inspiring conversation.”

Am I the Only One who agrees with Borchetta’s response? I doubt it.

 

Written by Anthony Farris

Anthony is a former high school basketball intramural champion who played a leading role in creating two offspring. He spends his weekends hoping for an MTV Rock N' Jock revival.

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  1. You can’t stop Aaron Lewis, Tom MacDonald, and/or Van Morrison and his 75% gloriously cantankerous Latest Record Project, Vol. 1 (and the “critic” at All Music Guide laid the same predictably leftist criticisms as Lefsetz) … as long as you stand firm and resist the urge to kowtow or apologize.

    “Fight back!!!”
    ANDREW BREITBART

  2. Music “critics” are pretty much the belly button lint of the “journalism” industry, right down there with film critics. And that’s saying something. Most have absolutely no background or training in music. They are either the low people in the organization starting out or simply someone who made a name saying outrageous things on social media.

  3. I bet Bob “Raef” Lafrentz loves him some nasty ass Cardi B or Da Baby, talking about their wet ass pussies and bragging about killing dudes. Great examples of pillars of the “culture”. That’s ok white elitist liberals love keeping black people in their lanes of denigration.

  4. Kudos to the record label. We need more organizations of all types to support the First Amendment, and to stand up to the coming mob. As we have seen, when you stand up to the mob, they move on and look for softer targets. Great job Borchetta.

  5. The music critic needs to get a frickin life. Up until now, I had never heard of this singer. Toby Kieth writes sings about kicking ass and its cool. Some people on the right and left just look for ways to pander abs gaslight the lowest common denominator.

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