Over the past year or so, it has become clear that mainstream country music has a problem. Well, a few problems.
First, there is Morgan Wallen, the country star who was taped angrily using a racial slur. Although the music industry has banned him awards and radio the stations have stopped playing his songs, his record sales skyrocketed in the days following the release of Wallen’s video using the n-word, and by increase we speak a 1,220% increase in digital album sales and a 327% increase in physical album sales, which is the number one problem.
While country music is about sound, well, damn it, there are important voices in the kind that returns the script to hate stories pushed by others country people. Enter Chris Stapleton, the 43-year-old Kentucky native who Recount CBS News he supports the Black Lives Matter movement. “I think everyone should do more ”, he said in 2020. “There is a very broad awaking up, I guess it happened, and it’s time for me to listen. And his time for others to listen. mmm. This level of consciousness decreases as a glass of fresh bourbon.
Stapleton, who won the award for Album of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards for his record Restarting, take his famous record and catalog on the route via its next exit rightly named the “All-American Roadshow”, with the support of “America’s Sweetheart” Elle King on Friday and Saturday Grammy nominated for England singer-songwriter Yola, who is quite literally stomping on the country music villain reputation with her “Diamond studded shoeswill take the stage. Meanwhile, the interpreter of “Hard Time With the Truth” Kendell Marvel will perform both nights.
Doors open at 7 p.m. on Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7 at DTE Energy Music Theater; 33 Bob Seger Drive, Clarkston; 313-471-7000; 313presents.com. Tickets cost $ 78 and up.
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