If you want to find an area of the entertainment industry that isn’t completely woke, you only have a few choices. As we’ve seen with the recent GAF drama, Christian TV is one area where you find a few people still willing to stand up for basic truths. Another is country/country rock music which, though somewhat woke or at least not right-wing, has a few guys in it still who live up to the name.
Aaron Lewis, for example, led a crowd in a hilarious “FJB” chant. Jason Aldean and his wife are perpetually in trouble for saying one conservative thing or another. And now there is Parker McCollum, who just did an interview with the NRA and sounded off in defense of gun rights and freedom. Here’s the transcript of that interview (emphasis ours):
LS: Tell us about your first hunting experience. How old were you and who was it with?
PM: My first-ever hunting experience was bird hunting with my dad. I don’t even remember how old I was. I think I had to be eight. We went bird hunting and I got to shoot my little single-shot .410, which was pretty cool.
LS: When you go hunting, do you go out with your band? Other artists? Or is there someone else that is your hunting buddy?
PM: I hunt with my cousins a lot. Hunt with my dad a lot. My dad is probably by biggest hunting buddy. Hunter Redman, one of my best friends. Koe Wetzel, one of my best friends. Jake Murphy, one of my best friends. Hunt with them all the time. I feel like we all kind of have that same passion for it.
LS: You’ve said that George Strait is your idol, but if you had one person you could meet in history, who would that be?
PM: In all of history, dead or alive? Probably Elvis.
LS: You recently had a big elk hunt at the Aught Six Ranch in Colorado; tell us a little about that.
PM: The Aught Six Ranch was phenomenal. It’s low fence, free range. Perfectly managed elk on that ranch. There’s just no other place in the world like it. It’s the best elk hunting in the world and you can’t pay to hunt there. It’s friends and family only, so it’s very exclusive.
LS: Do you have a favorite firearm? If so, what?
PM: My favorite firearm is my lever-action .30-30. My grandad had one his entire life and the one I bought is my favorite gun I’ve ever had.
LS: What does freedom and the Second Amendment mean to you?
PM: Freedom to me is the ability to think and decide for yourself, to live the kind of life you want to live. And I think it’s so important at the very start of this country they put that amendment into place to allow citizens to protect themselves from a tyrannical government. I know it seems old-school, like that was a long time ago, but with the crazy world we are living in today, it seems more relevant and necessary than ever.
LS: What hunting adventure is next for you, Parker?
PM: My next hunting adventure will be bow hunting East Texas trophy whitetail bucking doe at our ranch in Crockett, Texas, and I cannot wait to go.
Few in the bright spotlight of popular culture would dare defend the right to keep and bear arms, much less to use them against a tyrannical government. Yet Parker did. Good for him!
Parker McCollum pic By Eric Coleman – author, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40744027
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