The Country Music Awards was on the television last night. Usually I do not partake in awards shows, but last night I found myself stalling on the CMAs as I flipped channels. And I am glad I did because there were two moments during the evening that were not politically correct and I enjoyed them.
The hosts for the evening were Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley. The performed a little duet at the beginning of the show sung to the tune of “Mommas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys” and it went something like this:
Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,
Let them be cowboys who have manners and such.
The other PC moment of the evening was also a dig at Kanye West. Taylor Swift won the final award of the evening and her closing statement was, “And thank you to everybody in here who didn’t rush up onto the stage.”
Country music could teach Hip Hop and rap a thing or two. Not the country musicians are perfect, but the truth is that their videos do not objective women as just simple sexual creatures to be manhandled and taken. They do not flash gang symbols and wear gangster clothing. They do not beat their women like Chris Brown. They do not rush the stage and interrupt a young eighteen-year-olds acceptance speech to drunkenly tell the crowd who they think should have won – like anyone cares. Country singers honor our troops with more than the obligatory thanks. They fly overseas to entertain the troops. They honor our country and the flag. They write songs about honor and glory and country and freedom, instead of songs about cop killing, drugs and bitches.
Yep, country music is not real PC and so neither were their awards and I loved it!