37 Country Artists Who Still Actively Endorse the NRA

Since the horrific gun-related massacres at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas and Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, some country artists have started to rethink their loyalty to the NRA.  These 37, however, have doubled down on their support — and remain recipients NRA funds.

Country music’s die-hard allegiance to the NRA is starting to get tricky.  But as adamant as NRA opponents have grown, some country artists are doubling down on their allegiance to the organization.  In fact, many are likely strengthening their pro-gun fanbases in the process.

The list NRA supporters no longer includes the likes Caleb Keeter, guitarist for the Josh Abbott Band.  Keeter, a longtime gun rights advocate, reversed his position after surviving the Route 91 Harvest massacre last year.

The Route 91 Harvest — a country music festival with a solidly pro-gun audience — was the scene a the worst massacre in U.S. history involving an active shooter.  Yet the event did little to shift thinking amongst country artists on gun control.  In fact, almost all the artists that were publicly sponsored by the NRA immediately before the Las Vegas shooting have remained publicly loyal to the organization.

As part the NRA’s community outreach efforts, the organization sponsors and supports a significant group country artists.  The demographic match makes sense, and artists need the money.   Accordingly, on the NRA website, a total 37 country artists are publicly listed as NRA advocates.

Since the Vegas massacre, only one name has been removed from that list: Frankie Ballard.

But as quickly as Ballard dropped out, another artist moved in.  Accordingly, the Ballard was quickly replaced by another country talent, Drew Baldridge.  Which means that since the monstrous events in both Vegas and Florida, the number country artists publicly campaigning for the gun rights organization has remained the same.

Here are the 37 country artists that publicly endorse the NRA, and receive funding from the group.

The group artists is proudly listed on the organization’s site, many posing with guns and NRA hats.

  1. Trace Adkins
  2. Rodney Atkins
  3. Frankie Ballard
    Drew Baldridge (new)
  4. Lee Brice
  5. The Swon Brothers
  6. Craig Campbell
  7. Luke Combs
  8. Easton Corbin
  9. Tyler Farr
  10. Colt Ford
  11. Kevin Fowler
  12. Lucas Hoge
  13. Angie Johnson
  14. Aaron Lewis
  15. LoCash
  16. Love and Theft
  17. Montgomery Gentry
  18. Justin Moore=
  19. Craig Morgan
  20. Heidi Newfield
  21. Jon Pardi
  22. Eric Paslay
  23. Michael Ray
  24. Chase Rice
  25. Pete Scobell
  26. Granger Smith
  27. Big SMO
  28. Blackberry Smoke
  29. Tate Stevens
  30. Sunny Sweeney
  31. Josh Thompson
  32. Storme Warren
  33. Aaron Watson
  34. Drake White
  35. Chuck Wicks
  36. Hank Williams
  37. Gretchen Wilson