For shits and giggles, I attempted a hard-target search for every country artist who follows President-elect Donald Trump on Twitter (@RealDonaldTrump), and compiled a list of more than 50 names.
What does this prove? Nothing. While many of the artists may be Trump supporters, there are probably plenty who just want to stay up to date with his many tweets (good luck), as well as some detractors who want to fan their flames of disgust.
A handful of interesting factoids from the search:
- Artists with a current single on the Billboard Country Airplay chart Top 40 who follow Trump: Michael Ray (“Think a Little Less” #14), Chris Janson (“Holdin’ Her” #26), Darius Rucker (“If I Told You” #30), RaeLynn (“Love Triangle” #34), Justin Moore (“Somebody Else Will” #35), and Locash (“Ring on Every Finger” #40).
- Two-thirds of the Dixie Chicks follow Trump (no Martie Maguire).
- Two-thirds of Rascal Flatts follow Trump (no Gary LeVox).
- Three-fourths of the Oak Ridge Boys follow Trump (no William Lee Golden).
- Big & Rich’s John Rich follows Trump, but Big Kenny does not.
- Carrie Underwood does not follow Trump, but her husband, Mike Fisher, does.
- Merle Haggard, who died in April 2016, still follows Trump.
Check out the list of @RealDonaldTrump followers below.
- A Thousand Horses: @AThousandHorses
- Bellamy Brothers: @BellamyBrothers
- Billy Currington: @BillyCurrington
- Brooke Eden: @BrookeEdenMusic
- Chris Cagle: @ChrisCagle
- Chris Janson: @Janson_Chris
- Chuck Wicks: @ChuckWicksMusic
- Colt Ford: @ColtFord
- Craig Morgan: @CMorganMusic
- Craig Wayne Boyd: @CWBYall
- Darius Rucker: @DariusRucker
- Drake White: @DrakeWhite
- Duane Allen (Oak Ridge Boys): @DuaneAllen
- Emily Strayer (Dixie Chicks): @EmilyRobison
- GaryAllan: @GaryAllan
- Gatlin Brothers: @GatlinBrothers
- Hayes Carll: @HayesCarll
- Jackie Lee: @JackieLeeMusic
- Jake Owen: @JakeOwen
- Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts): @JayDeMarcus
- Jessie James Decker: @JessieJDecker
- Joe Bonsall (Oak Ridge Boys): @JoeBonsall
- Joe Don Rooney (Rascal Flatts): @JoeDonRooney
- John Michael Montgomery: @JM2Squared
- John Rich (Big & Rich): @JohnRich
- Justin Moore: @JustinColeMoore
- Kelly Willis: @KellyWRobison
- Larry Gatlin: @LarryGatlin
— Larry Gatlin (@LarryGatlin) November 9, 2016
- Lee Ann Womack: @LeeAnnWomack
- Lee Greenwood: @TheLeeGreenwood
- Locash: @LocashMusic
- Love and Theft: @LoveAndTheft
- Lyle Lovett: @LyleLovett
- Marie Osmond: @MarieOsmond
- Mark Wills: @MarkWillsMusic
- Marty Raybon (Shenandoah): @MartyRaybon
- Merle Haggard: @MerleHaggard
- Michael Ray: @MichaelRayMusic
- Morgan Wallen: @MorganCWallen
- Natalie Maines (Dixie Chicks): @1NatalieMaines (unverified account)
Just so you know…I’m ashamed the President elect is the President elect every single second of every single day.
— Natalie Maines (@1NatalieMaines) January 9, 2017
- Neil Perry (The Band Perry): @TheNeilPerry
- Oak Ridge Boys: @OakRidgeBoys
- RaeLynn: @RaeLynn
- Randy Houser: @RandyHouser
- Ray Scott: @RayalityCheck
- Richard Sterban (Oak Ridge Boys): RASterban
- Ricky Skaggs: @RickySkaggs
- Rodney Atkins: @RodneyAtkins
- Sammy Kershaw: @SammyKershaw
- Scotty McCreery: @ScottyMcCreery
- Shenandoah: @ShenandoaBand
- Smo: @TheRealBigSmo
- Stoney LaRue: @StoneyLaRue
- T. Graham Brown: @TGrahamBrown1
- Thompson Square: @ThompsonSquare
- Travis Tritt: @TravisTritt
- Trick Pony: @TrickPonyMusic
- Ty Herndon: @TyHerndonCom
- Uncle Kracker: @UncleKracker
- Wheeler Walker Jr: @WheelerWalkerJr
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