Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Label Group‘s founder and chairman and CEO, defended the company’s decision to release TASK leader Aaron Lewisthe latest solo single from, “Am I the only one”, which targets liberals and evokes burning American flags and statues that have been removed around the country.
BorchettaThe comments from came in response to the industry blogger Bob Lefsetz, who called Lewis’s song “odious”. Lefsetz kept calling lewis a “right-wing bourgeois wanker” whose divisive piece “should have been played at CPAC, between the speeches of morons like saying to refuse the ‘Fauci ouchi.'”
Lefsetz reprinted Borchettain which the label executive wrote in part, “First of all, I believe in the First Amendment. My job has never been to tell my artists what to sing and write about.
“Aaron Lewis and I have political disagreements. But there are also things we agree on. I think this is the foundation of 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.
“Let this be a wake-up call for Reps and Democrats – be loud and be heard!” Borchetta noted. “It woke you up. It inspired you to make a statement. It worked. And it works. It’s an inspiring conversation.”
“Am I the only one”, Who lewis written with Ira Dean and Jeffrey Steele, released earlier this month and topped the Hot Country Songs chart on Billboard Last week. Last Tuesday was the #4 country song on itunes.
lewis sings in the song’s chorus: “I’m not the only one who wanna fight / For my love of red and white / And blue, burning to the ground / Another statue is collapsing in a town near you . ” lewis also critical Bruce Springsteen at the end of the track, singing, “Am I the only one who stops singing every time they play a Springsteen song.”
Springsteen can be described as lewisthe political opposite of , having been a vocal opponent of the former US president donald trump at many times. last august, bruce went so far as to allow the use of his song “The climb” in a video released overnight from the Democratic National Convention.
lewis, who is widely considered one of the most politically conservative rock musicians, told the Anchor press in a January 2020 interview which he considered the first Asset impeachment by the House of Representatives as the clearest representation of what is wrong with America these days.
lewis was an ardent critic of President Barack Obama, telling a crowd at one of his solo concerts in 2016: “barack obama should have been impeached a long time ago. Every fucking decision he makes is against the Constitution, it’s against what’s good for our fucking country, and he really is the worst fucking president we’ve ever had in the history of this fucking country. .”
That same year, lewis Recount Billboard that he would support donald trump in the US presidential race, although he was “disappointed” by the real estate mogul “with the bickering and name-calling”. lewis added that he had voted for Senator Ted Cruz, Assetthe closest contender in the race for the Republican nomination, in the Massachusetts primary.
Last month, lewis made headlines when he accused the US Democratic Party of fighting against all major civil rights initiatives and having a long history of discrimination.
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