Mike Huckabee forced to resign from Country Music Association foundation because of NRA membership

I had thought country music and country music fans to be conservative.


On March 1, 2018, less than a day after the announcement of his election to the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation board of directors, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee was forced to resign because of criticisms from CMA members and country music fans about his politics and National Rifle Association (NRA) membership.

The CMA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Country Music Association, devoted to growing and supporting music education programs across the country. Its board consists of 12 members.

Country music executive and CMA board member Joe Galante explained in a statement that Huckabee was elected to the position because the Foundation could benefit from the knowledge gained during Huckabee’s extensive political career: “Gov. Huckabee led an impressive administration while serving the state of Arkansas and his policy experience with education reform is something we are fortunate to be able to learn from.”

But Huckabee’s election to the board immediately sparked virulent criticisms from CMA members, as well as hundreds of comments from outraged fans on social media, many of which are threatening to boycott the CMA, CMA Music Festival and country music as a whole.

Jason Owen

Calling Huckabee’s appointment a “grossly offensive decision,” Jason Owen, the homosexual co-president of Monument Records and owner at Sandbox Entertainment, threatened in an email to CMA’s CEO Sarah Trahern and CMA Foundation executive Tiffany Kerns that neither Owen’s companies nor anyone they represent would continue to support the CMA Foundation.

Owen and his husband Sam are fathers to a young son and are expecting twins. Owen said that Huckabee’s stance on the LGBTQ community “made it clear my family is not welcome in his America. The CMA has opened their arms to him, making him feel welcome and relevant. Huckabee speaks of the sort of things that would suggest my family is morally beneath his and uses language that has a profoundly negative impact upon young people all across this country. Not to mention how harmful and damaging his deep involvement with the NRA is. What a shameful choice.”

CMA member Whitney Pastorek, who is the manager of Sugarland, wrote this email to CMA executives:

“What a terrible disappointment to see (the CMA Foundation’s) mission clouded by the decision to align with someone who so frequently engages in the language of racism, sexism, and bigotry. While Gov. Huckabee’s tenure in Arkansas may have resulted in valuable education reform over a decade ago, I find his choice to spend the past ten years profiting off messages of exclusion and hatred (not to mention the gun lobby) to be disqualifying.”

Huckabee wrote in his letter of resignation:

“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’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.”

Source: USAToday

See also “Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that Second Amendment applies to individuals, not militias, and may include military weapons”.


36 responses to “Mike Huckabee forced to resign from Country Music Association foundation because of NRA membership

  1. I would like to see a list of the names of the objectors …………..

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    So the ‘country music association’ is tolerant of phaggots but not real country heritage. I’ve really not recognized any thing ‘country’ about what they call ‘country music’ or country singers, in some time any how.

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  3. tuesdayissoylentgreenday

    CMA does it really stand for “Country Music My Ass”?? I will boycott all CMT

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  4. The problem is that no one wants to bother taking a stand . Everyone is too comfortable and only care about what they want or like.If they would give in to one crybaby homosexual and a couple of liberal crybabies what would happen if everyone else made as big a fuss. We only outnumber them 25 to 1!!!!

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  5. Too bad the fine country music tradition of patriotism is not demonstrated by the imbeciles that kicked Mike Huckabee out.

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  6. Fine, be that way.

    Plenty of NRA members and folks in the south will remember this when objectors’ concerts come this way.

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  7. One after another, Satan’s minions have invaded, corrupted and co-opted everything that’s meaningful, wholesome or good in this country and their takeover of the CMA , is just the latest outrage. Much of country music has always defined a segment of the population that’s independent, intolerant of perversion and faithful and evil people won’t allow that to stand.

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    • arlen . . . . Very well said. I too find it very hard to believe that genuine country music loving people would themselves take this stance. Perhaps we have the situation that those who have filled the seats at the DMA are expressing their particular view, rather than the view of the common man. Mike Huckabee needs to continue to be who he is . . . a believer in Christ, and His teachings.

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  8. Country Music was taken over long ago by Satanic Communists. Its a Cabal that is part of the Beast system and the only thing that will right this country is the removal of them all…

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    • Explains the Dixie Chicks.

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      • You are a disgusting hypocrite! How dare you bash the Dixie Chicks for criticizing Bush, when I bet you voted for Trump – who has bushed Bush way more than the Dixie Chicks ever did. How dare you bash these brave women for opposing the war, when now most Republicans say it was a bad idea, even Laura Ingraham who told them to shut up and sing!

        God bless the Dixie Chicks!!!


    • Here is the definition of Fascism according to “World Fascism: a Historical Encyclopedia, Volume 1”: “Fascists seek to rejuvenate their nation based on commitment to the national community as an organic entity, in which individuals are bound together in national identity by suprapersonal connections of ancestry, culture, and blood. To achieve this, fascists purge forces, ideas, people and systems deemed to be the cause of decadence and degeneration.”
      Lincoln with his arms on the fasces

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  9. We DON’T need gun control we need CRIMINAL and INVADER CONTROL! As long as the Satan Socialist Dumbocraps want votes we will get NO HELP from them. Semper Fi.

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  10. Well, finally The Country Music group has surfaced from behind the curtain and opened up. I would like to know who, among the country music entertainers, are with them or us. “Governor Huckabee, I like You, and all you stand for, we both belong to the NRA”

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  11. Reblogged this on kommonsentsjane and commented:

    Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.

    Google wiped out my first try on this and interfered:

    It is so sad that Jason Owens feels threatened by Governor Huckabee’s being a member of the CMA Board. He stated that it was because he was a member of the NRA. Since when do country western singers not like guns.

    Calling Huckabee’s appointment a “grossly offensive decision,” Jason Owen, the homosexual co-president of Monument Records and owner at Sandbox Entertainment, threatened in an email to CMA’s CEO Sarah Trahern and CMA Foundation executive Tiffany Kerns that neither Owen’s companies nor anyone they represent would continue to support the CMA Foundation.

    What is it that Owens is afraid of – the fact that Huckabee believes in the ten commandments? It would be a good thing if Huckabee were on the Board. He definitely would bring a different point of view. Is Owens afraid being tainted with the living virtues; whereby, he can survive in his lies or thrive in trust which would give him the fullness of life.

    I surely didn’t know that the CMA”s were owned by the homosexual community.

    Don’t homosexuals believe in diversity?

    I don’t believe the public knew that the country western music had been turned over to just one group of people. How did this happen?

    I thought something was different about the CMA’s recently and now I know. Please correct me if the CMA’s have not been hijacked by Owen’s group?

    Cause what they call country western music today – IS NOT COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC – it is called – ROCK A BILLY or pop country.


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    • “Cause what they call country western music today – IS NOT COUNTRY WESTERN MUSIC – it is called – ROCK A BILLY or pop country.”

      I kinda feel the same way about today’s “Gospel” or even “Contemporary Christian” music compared to what I grew up with. Or even “Rock & Roll”, which changed so much in the ’80s, then ’90s and beyond that I don’t even consider myself a fan anymore. I have to seek out the music I like from long ago on Internet stations via apps like Pandora and Spotify (and you have to really search even there). I literally play radio stations from cities I’ve lived in previously — over Tune-in, using my Alexa Dot — to get music I can listen to, because there’s like a single station from each of about 4 states that I can stand.

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  12. Fascists, pure and simple.

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  13. Why progressives want to take over corporate boards and make them believe Leftism somehow makes a profit– control!

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  14. CMA – Complete Morons & A**holes…. My apologies to any one offended…

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  15. The cancer of Liberalism continues to spread. It’s time to apply some chemo and get rid of it.

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  16. a very few, very, very few real country music singers out there any more, just a lot of hype and screeching and political pandering on politicial correctness junk.

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  17. The CMA needs to remove their board members and NOT a Mr. Huckabee.

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  19. This is a nasty piece of work!

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  20. It was painfully obvious the country music industry was hijacked when hosts Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley were goofing on President Trump at the CMAs last year.

    This ain’t our fathers’ country music…

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  21. Faith Hill,and her husband are two liberals. They lost me a few years back with their statement, Too bad country music has been hijacked. It is sad that Owens carries so much power when he isn’t a performer, but Huckabee is actually a guitar player and a group. I will take Huckabee anyday.

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  22. Huckabee talked about it at the beginning of his show this weekend. I wish he’d stood up to them… wish the board had stood up to the homo agent who complained. Mike invited them to have a meal with him (he’s buying) to prove he doesn’t HATE them as they claimed.

    But you’re not going to change the mind of someone who has their mind made up for them. And Mike’s not going to renounce his faith to please the CMA, homos, nor anyone else. That’s what they were looking for. They can’t stand God and Christianity and what we stand for (and are ready to fight and die for). It’s dangerous to them. It says they’re headed for Hell. That hurts.

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  23. I would love to see a list of artist Jason represents as far as country music is concerned.

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  24. Reblogged this on On the Patio and commented:

    Now we have the CMA [Country Music Assoc] being bullied by CMA members headed by a proponent for LGBTQEIEIO. Sadly I find it ironic that a country music association, which on its’ face is Christian and pro-gun, has devolved into just another two faced smoldering pile of web driven asshats. Another reason NOT to listen to country music!

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  25. I feel saddened that we have to have this happen. The problem is millions of Christians live country music. I want to know what any of this has to do with music. Absolutely nothing. I as a long time country fan will no longer watch your awards or buy any money music. Unfortunately these members and board members are just hateful. Feel sad for all of you.

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  26. So the stinking commie-puke gun-grabbers have now infiltrated America’s last exclusive form of music.

    Are there any time-honored American institutions remaining the leftist scum traitors haven’t wrecked?

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