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Musicians and the War
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I've found myself making very strange bedfellows from time to time, but I never thought I'd find myself aligned with Country Music:

But despite the perception among many, not all musicians are belting out anti-war tunes. Several country musicians are singing in support of the troops -- most notably Darryl Worley with his song "Have You Forgotten," a fast-climbing chart hit that is already one of the most requested singles on country stations.

About a dozen patriotic songs have been released by country artists since Sept. 11, according to Stephen Betts, editor of Country Music Today magazine. Among them: Toby Keith's hit "Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American)," Lee Greenwood's re-release of "God Bless the USA" and Aaron Tippin's "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly."

"Country artists are a little bit more vocal because (their music) is looked at as America's music," said Betts. "They feel they represent the voice of America. They want to make it clear that they're pro-military."

Jeesh. Then again, when Madonna and the Beastie Boys are some of the most vocal elements of the other political point of view, I'm not sure that would really be any better.

From the Beastie Boys latest:

"You build more bombs as you get more bold/As your mid-life crisis war unfolds/All you wanna do is take control/Now put that Axis of Evil bullsh-- on hold," the trio raps.

Pure lyrical genius, huh?

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