Saturday, November 8, 2014

The CMA Political Diatribe by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Damages An Original American Art

Carrie Underwood
World Arena Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 2, 2006
Photo by the_diet_starts_mond ay 

Dear Country Music Association, 

My deep roots and love for country music began in my childhood.  I was born and raised in Nashville, in Belle Meade.  Many of my friends from childhood have served in government public service as both republicans and democrats.  In my work as a founder of production companies I have produced projects with many well known artists like Randy Travis, Alabama, Emmy Lou Harris, Bill Monroe, and Dolly Parton.  

The CMA actually gave my company an award for producing Randy Travis's first video, "Forever and Ever Amen."  

Politics is a dirty business.  All music is an art form that is in another realm.  The political stunt by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley on your ABC broadcast the other night was completely out of line.  Free speech like this has a place on Fox News or CNN maybe, but country music deserves better.  Now with the political diatribe by Carrie Underwood and her friend Paisley has the CMA become a political operation to get more votes for the republican party?  Is this organization raising money for the republican party also?  How did the organization allow such speeches on it's broadcast?  You have lost all credibility for a huge portion of your audience.  That audience includes all of your clients.  Treat them with more respect.  

Clearly your organization does not want appear as a shill for whatever political party is the current media rage.  Do something about this now and apologize to your audience for dragging the music down.  

Kind regards, 
Martin Pitts

PS:  This letter is in no way asking for equal time.  My letter is asking the crude producers of the CMA to get politics out of what was once an incredible art... country music.  Please try to understand this... music is an art just like poetry and painting.  Politics is an egotistical dirty business.  Keep art on a higher plane.

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