From Mike Huckabee
March 1, 2018
Dear Board Members:
It appears that I will make history as having the shortest tenure in the history of the CMA Foundation Board. I genuinely regret that some in the industry were so outraged by my appointment that they bullied the CMA and the Foundation with economic threats and vowed to withhold support for the programs for students if I remained. I had NO idea I was that influential! I’m somewhat flattered to be of such consequence when all I thought I was doing was voluntarily serving on a non-profit board without pay in order to continue my decades of advocacy for the arts and especially music.
The message here is “Hate Wins.” Bullies succeeded in making it untenable to have “someone like me” involved. I would imagine however that many of the people who buy tickets and music are not that “unlike me.”
I hereby tender my resignation effective immediately. I hope this will end the unnecessary distraction and deterrent to the core mission of the Foundation which is to help kids acquire musical instruments and have an opportunity to participate in music programs as students.
Read his official article here
Like so many phony advocates of tolerance, these agents claim they’re battling for “inclusion” while demanding the exclusion of anyone with a different view. Are the artists going to stand by Monumental Records’ attack on the vast majority of Americans who listen to and buy their songs? Reach out to @DanAndShay, @FaithHill, @KaceyMusgraves, @littlebigtown, @MidlandOfficial, @SethEnnis, @zdevin, and @JohnOates and ask why they are against Mike Huckabee.
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1 @CountryMusic U claim to be inclusive, yet @GovMikeHuckabee didn't fit your agenda, so U fire him. Through all of cultural ups & downs, country music has always been a place conservatives felt welcome. Not anymore @TNMorg
2 @CountryMusic Many celebs picked up activist causes & shamed fans who held Christian beliefs, but American counted on Nashville 2 stay true 2 their values & be inclusive. No more. @GovMikeHuckabee didn't fit your narrative, so U fired him @tnmorg
4 @CountryMusic Now CMA doesn't want people of faith, who hold conservative & traditional political view 2 buy tickets & music. Country music is about God, family & conservative values yet U fire @GovMikeHuckabee #BoycottCountryMusic @tnmorg
5 @CountryMusic Nashville's always counted the God-loving, gun-clinging "deplorables" as its strongest base. Yet U fire @GovMikeHuckabee who represents those values. The tolerant have become intolerant. #BoycottCountryMusic @tnmorg
6 @CountryMusic Do U underestimate buying power of patriotic America? Remember the NFL? If country music joins Hollywood in an open attack on faithful America @GovMikeHuckabee, we #BoycottCountryMusic @tnmorg
7 @CountryMusic U claim 2 be an advocate of tolerance/inclusion, but exclude @GovMikeHuckabee cuz he has a different view. Who is intolerant? @DanAndShay @FaithHill @KaceyMusgraves @littlebigtown @MidlandOfficial @SethEnnis @zdevin @JohnOates @TNMorg @sandboxent #BoycottCMA
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