Willie Nelson is an iconic name in the world of country music. He has had a successful career that has spanned generations. Many of singer's fans tend to also be fans of country music. Likewise, a lot of country music fans also tend to be conservatives and supporters of the Republican Party.
Recently, Willie decided to make a big political announcement, which has caused some upset with some of his conservative supporters. According to reports, Nelson has agreed to headline a concert in Texas supporting Beto O'Rourke, the Senate opponent of Ted Cruz in the upcoming election.
“My wife Annie and I have met and spoken with Beto and we share his concern for the direction things are headed,” Nelson said in a press release according to Fox News. “Beto embodies what is special about Texas, an energy and an integrity that is completely genuine.”
Social media did not hold back. Many critics used their online platform to let Willie know how disappointed they are in his decision.
As of yet, Nelson has not commented on the backlash he has been facing from supports. Time will tell if all the negative publicity changes his views.
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