Country music superstar Tim McGraw recently told Time magazine that just because country music is a somewhat conservative genre, that doesn’t mean that he plans on following the norm or dropping his own political beliefs to fit in to what is expected.
In Time’s Oct. 23rd issue, McGraw, who is once again branching into movies with a leading role in the remake of “Flicka,” told the magazine that “it’s innate in me to be a Democrat — a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There’s not a lot of those anymore.”
The singer went on to explain that the issues that mean the most to him are “social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns.” He said that he believes it is important to take care of the middle class and the poor in the country, and that “the chasm is getting larger between haves and have-nots, and that’s something we need to close down a little bit. “
McGraw also didn’t deny that he might consider a turn in politics if the opportunity was ever presented. He said he believed serving the community was a “high calling” and something everyone should do if they can.