Singer Billy Currington Drops Out of Tim McGraw’s Anti-Gun Concert

by Warner Todd Huston | April 18, 2015 11:31 am

Last week we reported that country star Tim McGraw agreed to headline an anti-gun concert in Connecticut. A backlash against the singer and the concert ensued that has resulted in one of the singers, Billy Currington, dropping out of the show.

McGraw announced[1] early last week that he was headlining the anti-gun concert and a firestorm of criticism ensued.

Now one performer has decided he’s out[2].

Billy Currington announced on his Facebook page[3] that he would no longer be participating[4] in the concert, but would instead send his own donation.

“I’ve never been one to take on controversial issues – I’m a singer. I do feel strongly about honoring and supporting the Sandy Hook community and will be making a donation to a local organization. I appreciate people’s freedom and passion for whatever cause they want to support, however, I am choosing to step aside from this fundraiser and will focus instead on the rest of the tour dates as I look forward to being on the road with Tim and Chase and having a blast with all of the fans.
-BC”

The concert will take place at Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Connecticut on July 17

Well, here is one singer who heard his fans loud and clear.

Endnotes:
  1. McGraw announced: https://rightwingnews.com/democrats/country-singer-tim-mcgraw-to-headline-anti-gun-concert-in-connecticut/
  2. has decided he’s out: http://politistick.com/billy-currington-drops-out-of-tim-mcgraws-gun-control-concert-after-facing-fan-outrage/
  3. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BillyCurrington?fref=nf
  4. no longer be participating: http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/04/17/billy-currington-pulls-out-of-tim-mcgraws-gun-control-concert-amid-fan-outrage/

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