American singer, Tyler Childers surprisingly released his new album named ‘Long Violent History‘ with a six-minute long video message to his “white rural listeners.” Listen to the album below.
The album drop was accompanied by a six-minute long video message from the Kentucky songwriter in which he directly challenges his followers, together with his “white rural listeners,” to empathize with the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
“What if we were to constantly open up our daily paper and see a headline like ‘East Kentucky Man Shot Seven Times on a Fishing Trip?’” he asks. “What form of upheaval would that create? I’d venture to say if we were met with this type of daily attack on our own people, we would take action in a way that hasn’t been seen since the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia. And if we wouldn’t stand for it, why would we expect another group of Americans to stand for it? Why would we stand silent while it happened?”
He continues, “We can stop being so taken aback by Black Lives Matter. If we didn’t need to be reminded, there would be justice for Breonna Taylor, a Kentuckian like me, and countless others. We can start looking for ways to preserve our heritage outside lazily defending a flag with a history steeped in racism and treason.”
He announced the album on Twitter and wrote, “The new album “Long Violent History” is out now. 100% of the net profits from this album will benefit the Hickman Holler Appalachian Relief Fund.”
Tyler Childers New Album ‘Long Violent History’
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