Politics and country music have gone hand in hand for decades. Thanks to the rise of social media, artists can voice their opinions whenever and wherever. This year’s presidential race has brought out strong opinions from almost everyone. Whether you’re rooting for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump or a third-party candidate, there was plenty to talk about during last night’s debate.
It was the first of a series of debates between Republican nominee Trump and Democratic nominee Clinton. As most of the country watched on during the hour and a half broadcast, many couldn’t help but comment on the events through Twitter. Here are some of the reactions from country music’s biggest stars.
A few artists couldn’t help but share their anticipation for the big night.
— Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) September 27, 2016
Who's gonna watch the debate?
— Chris Janson (@janson_chris) September 27, 2016
— John Rich (@johnrich) September 26, 2016
Some pledged their support to Hillary Clinton…
Frankly, I WANT a president who knows it all.
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) September 27, 2016
The mere fact that Hillary can stand up there and listen to DT's nothingness for 90 minutes without dry heaving makes her Presidential.
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) September 27, 2016
While others stood on the side of Donald Trump.
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) September 27, 2016
Earl Dibbles Jr. supplied a third-party suggestion I think we could all get behind.
George Strait for president
— Earl Dibbles Jr (@EarlDibblesJr) September 27, 2016
And finally, Charlie Daniels reminded everyone to try and cut through the noise when it came to making up their mind this election year.
Regardless of what side you're on I hope you will make up your own mind about the debate not influenced by pundits.
THINK FOR YOURSELF!
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) September 27, 2016
Whatever side you’re rooting for, follow the footsteps of your favorite country singers and get out to the polls this November!