Florida Georgia Line singer Tyler Hubbard has called out fellow country artists to join him in his call for universal background checks on firearm purchases.
“We’ve been given a platform and a voice for a reason, and it’s really time to start using that voice for more than just talking about our music and ourselves,” the 31-year-old country singer shared with Rolling Stone Country, according to RollingStone magazine Tuesday.
“Whether it’s at a country bar or a country concert, every artist in our genre has been affected by gun violence directly or indirectly, and it’s something that really hits close to home and something that everybody wants to talk about, but doesn’t really know how to,” he added. “But there’s no better time than now.”
Hubbard continued, “We’ve seen it firsthand. Our fans and artists are getting shot.”
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