Nashville music scene fractured by culture wars, lineups changed after political disputes: ‘Doors are shut’ (Fox News)

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    Nashville music scene fractured by culture wars, lineups changed after political disputes: ‘Doors are shut’ – By Nikolas Lanum (Fox News) / Sept 1, 2023

    ‘You tend to avoid people because everyone talks politics backstage,’ one manager said

    Nashville’s musicians are distancing themselves from those with different political viewpoints, while artists have habitually engaged in cultural disputes, both online and onstage.

    “It really is weird right now,” one anonymous country music manager told Rolling Stone. “Country music has always been this kind of neighborhood where everyone gets along. We had everyone’s back. But it doesn’t feel that way anymore. The heels are dug in more than ever. It’s pretty heavy.”

    The manager said backstage distance between artists and online public feuds has slowly pulled the industry apart. The standoffish interactions, the manager claimed, are unquestionably the result of opposing ideologies and societal beliefs that have embroiled the U.S.

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