Chris Stapleton is addressing the recent protests in the country and the Black Lives Matter movement. The “Tennessee Whiskey” singer states that the America he once thought he lived in is a “myth.”
During an appearance on CBS This Morning, Stapleton, 42, discussed the widespread protests sparked after the May 25 death of George Floyd. Stapleton says the movement spurred a “broad awakening” in him.
“I think everybody should be doing more,” he said. “It’s time for me to listen. And it’s time for other folks to listen.”
Stapleton then mentions that he now views the United States in a different light. “You know, I thought we were living in a different country. And that’s 100% real,” he said. “I feel like the country that I thought that we were living in was a myth.”
Chris Stapleton on Black Lives Matter
CBS host Anthony Mason later asked Stapleton about his opinions on Black Lives Matter. Stapleton responded by saying, “Do I think Black lives matter? Absolutely… I don’t know how you could think they don’t.”
He continued by adding: “I think we all have a lot of work to do, you know, as individuals as a society. And if you don’t think that, I think you’re not looking.”
Stapleton also spoke about his upcoming album, “Starting Over.” In the recently completed work, the singer writes about the 2017 mass shooting taking place at a country music festival in Las Vegas. On the track “Watch You Burn,” one line in the song reads, “Only a coward would pick up a gun, and shoot up a crowd trying to have fun.”
The country music star explains that the track holds a special meaning to him. “It’s a powerful number to me that conveys the sentiment, hey let’s cut the evil s— out… it’s a plea in some ways,” he said.
[H/T Fox News]