News Everywhere / YouTube CMA hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie...
News Everywhere / YouTube

I didn’t watch the Country Music Awards last night, opting instead to watch Rachel and Larry O. recap the shellacking the GOP took Tuesday Night in Virginia, New Jersey, Philly Georgia and points west.

Luckily Rolling Stone provided some commentary this morning so I could keep up with what the “Dance on My Tailgate” crowd was getting up to….

“Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley didn’t shy away from poking fun at the political climate in their opening monologue as hosts of the 51st CMA Awards.

As expected, they helped further heal a rift between the Country Music Association and members of the media, after the CMA released (and later rescinded under pressure) a strict set of guidelines barring journalists from asking questions about politics. Paisley lamented the fact that he’s now unable to sing political songs like “Harper Valley DNC,” “Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders” and “Stand By Your Manafort,” the third a jab at the ongoing Russia probe plaguing the Trump administration.”

Any YouTube provided some video:

Right now, he’s probably in his PJs / watching cable news / reaching for his cell phone,” sang Paisley. “In the middle of the night from the privacy of a gold-plated white toilet seat / he writing Liddle’ Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe.

It’s fun to watch it that’s for sure / until little rocket man starts a nuclear war / and maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.”

Yeah, guys, it would be nice to think one day he’ll think before he does anything, but the man is clearly not equipped.

We’ll just have to hope “Rocket Man” will be the adult in this situation.

Oh, Lordy.

And, thanks, Carrie for “Before He Cheats”.

If more Country Music rocked like that I’d listen now and again…

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