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Kid Rock slammed “dumb liberals” who he said have moved to red states and brought their “effing politics” with them as he mounts an effort to prevent the former home of late-legendary country music star Hank Williams from being destroyed.
During the 51-year-old singer’s appearance on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Tuesday, he discussed his effort to save the former Nashville home of country music legend Hank Williams from being demolished, Fox News reported.
The home, known as Beechwood Hall, was built in the 1850s and is one of the few to survive the Civil War. The property was also once home to country music stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.
In 2021, a fund manager from California reportedly bought the property. Photos have shown the home in disrepair with neighbors reportedly claiming it is slowly being dismantled and not being properly maintained.
“We are sick of seeing history torn to the ground,” the singer, born Robert Ritchie, said. “Whether it be in the form of monuments, statues, and now something so important here in Nashville, like the former home of Hank Williams, Beechwood Hall…Where does this end?”
“We kind of knew that from the beginning, once this fiasco started that it was never going to end,” he added. “And now we kind of feel like we’re under an invasion from the state of California, which we understand in a lot of ways. I have a lot of friends here that come from these spots — California and New York City.”
“A lot of people say it, and they say it under their breath, but they’re scared to say it out loud,” Ritchie continued. “So, once again, I’ll be the guy: They come here leaving these woke policies from those cities for better schools, lower taxes, lower crime. You have talked about it a million times. We kind of tell them to leave your effing politics at the state line from where you’re coming. And this is just one more example.”
He claimed the fund manager who purchased the property gave a handshake to the people in the community to preserve the home and said now it “seems like another avenue to tear it down.”
“And I don’t think there is anything more important in country music, if not American music, than Hank Williams — the greatest songwriter of all time,” the singer said.
He went on to predict that other high-profile people would join his drive, adding that there are “a lot more country music stars, musicians, just great people in the community that want to preserve this for the next generation to come.”