Do Drugs Need to Be Censored from Country Radio? [POLL]
The CMA awards took place last week, and one of the big headlines was that Kacey Musgraves song “Follow Your Arrow” was censored. The word “joint” was removed from her performance. Which was interesting to me because they left the word “crack” (as in cocaine) in the song.
A few other notable notable incidents of censorship in country music are Eric Church’s “Creepin’,” which changes the lyric “cocaine kiss” to “caffeine kiss,” or Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow’s “Picture” where the word “cocaine” is usually omitted from the line “Been filling up on cocaine and whiskey.”
Which brings me to my point: Does drug use need to be censored in country radio?
The reason I ask is because country music is far from innocent, covering topics like fighting, guns, sex, and excessive drinking. So do we need to be protected from lines like “roll a joint”? Is it really that much more inappropriate or dangerous than some of the excessive drinking lines like the 14 beers Lee Brice is going to drink in “Parking Lot Party”, or some of the implied sexual acts in other songs like Easton Corbin’s “All Over the Road” or Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind of Night”?
Obviously drugs are different than sex and alcohol, but do you really want your kid to do any of those things? What do you think? (By the way, I do NOT do drugs if you’re wondering.) Let us know in our survey below.