Pro-American Country Rock Singer Speaks Out After Botched Cancellation, Endorses Unity Around Constitution

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Aaron Lewis, country rock singer and lead vocalist of Staind, spoke about its failed cancellation in an interview with Fox News Digital.

Lewis responded to the controversy over his solo album, The hill. Lewis has faced controversy in the past over his support of former President Trump, his criticism of President Biden, and his support of the U.S. Constitution and a “core set” of American values.

But when asked about his concerns about cancellation, a danger Lewis said he’s faced in recent years, the singer said he wasn’t particularly worried.

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Aaron Lewis, country rock singer and lead vocalist of Staind, spoke about its failed cancellation in an interview with Fox News Digital. (Getty Images)

“Anything that anyone would have considered offensive is already there,” he said. “The songs that are on the album that some might consider offensive are now available.”

“They’ve already licked each other,” he said. “It’s funny. They take their licks and I play sold-out shows. So take your licks. Take your licks if it makes you feel better. It doesn’t really affect me.”

“When I released ‘Am I the Only One,’ there was an audience that was openly calling for me to cancel and lose my record deal, and the president of my record label said, ‘Of course not,’ and defended my ability to express my feelings as artist and having the freedom of expression to do so,” Lewis told Fox News Digital. “What is art if someone else tells you how to make it?”

Lewis also said he opposed the loss of American patriotism, the destruction of Civil War-era statues and even liberal singer Bruce Springsteen in his popular song “Am I the Only One.”

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Lewis said Americans don’t need to agree on every issue, but it’s important that they believe in a “core set of values” that includes the Constitution. (Getty Images)

Lewis said Americans don’t need to agree on every issue, but it’s important that they believe in a “core set of values” that includes the Constitution.

“Those are the values ‚Äč‚Äčthat there seems to be an intentional mechanism that is trying to destroy those values, trying to destroy the fabric” of the United States, he said.

“The Constitution is what gives this country to us, the people,” Lewis continued. “This country does not belong to the government and we have allowed it to become so simply out of laziness and disconnection.”

When asked about the role the mainstream press plays in helping promote American values, Lewis insisted that the media was largely a detriment.

“It is our responsibility. We are the guardians of this country, and it is our responsibility to hand it over to the next generation in a better state and in better condition than we received it, and we are failing miserably.”

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Ahead of the 2024 presidential election, Lewis said he only liked a handful of political figures, naming former President Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and former Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy as a few examples.

As a message to Americans, Lewis said he wanted to end the division and return to America’s constitutional and fundamental values.

“As an American, I feel a responsibility to protect, improve and save this country that I was so lucky to be born in,” he said.

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