Through all of the cultural ups and downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. While so many other celebrities started picking up activist causes and shaming fans who held Christian beliefs, Americans could always count on Nashville to stay true to their values (or at least tolerate them).
Last week, in a letter that rocked the country music scene, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced that he was leaving his seat on the board of the Country Music Association Foundation—a position he’d occupied for less than 24 hours.
Despite an impressive background in music and his record on education (the sole issue of the foundation), Huckabee became the instant target of a vicious anti-faith attack. A small but vocal pocket of Nashville’s music industry seized on his involvement with a vengeance, demanding that Huckabee go—or their support of the foundation would. […]
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