There is an interesting verse in Brad Paisley’s single, “Camoflauge” which references the Confederate flag controversy:
Well the stars and bars offends some folks and I guess I see why nowadays theres still a way to show your southern pride the only thing is patriotic as the old red white and blue is green and gray and black and brown and tan all over too
Let’s ignore for now the fact that Paisley apparently has the wrong flag in mind. We know what he means. I don’t want to make too much of this, but it seems to me the lyric tells us something about diversity in the South as well as the extent to which Country Music has become mainstream. It’s a clear statement on the part of Paisley announcing that he does not want to be stereotyped. It’s unfortunate that at this point much of the nation still needs to be reminded that most white southerners do not identify with the Confederate flag. What do you think?