The Liberal Country Music Fan

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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Political Donations in Country Music

Lists of who gave how much to whom are always quite revealing. This one, which covers donations since 1978, is no exception:

Toby Keith (iTunes) - $4,000 to Bush (Toby describes himself as a conservative democrat. I guess he isn’t kidding.)
Tim McGraw (iTunes) - $7,500 to the Democratic National Committee
Kenny Rogers (iTunes) - $1,000 to Democrat Birch E. Bayh, Jr.
Randy Travis (iTunes) - $1,245 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee
Hank Williams, Jr. (iTunes) - $5,750 to a variety of Republican and Democratic candidates and causes
Tammy Wynette (iTunes) - $2,900 to Republican candidates, mostly Fred Thompson (yes, the Law & Order guy)
Trisha Yearwood (iTunes) - $3,000 to various Democratic candidates
Dwight Yoakam (iTunes) - $200 to the Republican National Committee
Glen Campbell (iTunes)- $7,000 to J.D. Hayworth, $1,000 to a Democratic candidate
Kinky Friedman (iTunes) - $250 to the Travis County (Austin) Democratic Party
Lee Greenwood (iTunes) - $16,600 to Republicans, $1,250 to Democrats
Merle Haggard (iTunes) - $1,000 to Republican Eugune A. Chappie

Source: Newsmeat


  • At 2:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Very interesting investigative reporting included in this site on political donations of country music stars. As a former We Fest goer and husband to a certain Macalester professor I applaud your efforts to show that country music fans sometimes lean to the left. One comment on the site, a picture of the author with a dead deer would make certain elements of society much more comfortable.

    -from a "serious" Mark Miller fan

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Ken said…

    I can imagine that picture too!


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