Old Crow Medicine Show Shares ‘Louder Than Guns’ Single In Response To Nashville School Shooting
The Nashville band teamed with gun safety organization 97Percent.
Nashville-based Americana outfit Old Crow Medicine Show released a new single, “Louder Than Guns,” in the wake of the March 27 mass shooting at Covenant School in Nashville. The new song sees the band teaming with 97Percent, whose mission statement includes reducing “gun-related deaths in America by changing the conversation around gun safety.”
Old Crow Medicine Show’s Ketch Secor shared a statement on “Louder Than Guns” and the band’s partnership with 97Percent.
“When the lives of 6 teachers and students were snuffed out in a couple minutes at Covenant School in Nashville, I knew I had to speak out, and so I sought every opportunity to do so. I wrote the song ‘Louder Than Guns’ and recorded it just a week after the funerals for the slain. Before we recorded the track, I carved their names in my fiddle — Hallie, Evelyn, William, the three 9-year-olds, and Mike, Cynthia, and Katherine, the three educators. I dedicate this song to them because I swore when the shooting came to Nashville I was going to work my hardest to make it the last stop on this runaway train of murders, gun violence, and terror. I stand up not knowing the answers as to how this will be done. I am a musician, not a politician. But I will use my voice from now on to demand the change our communities deserve; won’t you join us in Old Crow Medicine Show and take a stand in your community, too?
“We’re proud to partner with 97Percent, an organization focused on pragmatic, impactful solutions that both non-gun owners and gun owners want, because we recognize the huge importance of getting through the gridlock on the issue of gun violence. Parents across America must set the example for politicians; the time is now for the Left and Right to come together at the bargaining table. As 97Percent believes, we’re never going to make progress without engaging gun owners. Old Crow hopes our partnership will be a calling to gun owners and sportsmen. The time to act is now and both sides simply must come together before the next innocent lives are lost.”
Watch the official video for “Louder Than Guns” below:
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