‘American Pie’ Singer Don McLean Drops Out of NRA Conference
‘American Pie’ Singer
Drops out of NRA Convention
5/25/2022 3: 17 PM PT
The National Rifle Association will be without one of its performers this weekend … singer Don McLean will no longer play at the event after the elementary school shooting in Uvalde.
McLean informs us that “In light of recent events in Texas I have decided it would not be respectful and hurtful to perform for NRA at their convention, Houston this week. These events are sure to shock and sicken all those who plan on attending this event. We are all Americans after all. “
He continued, “I share the grief for this terrible, cruel loss alongside the rest of the country.” “
McLean, the voice behind the 1971 hit, “American Pie,” was one of several performers scheduled to take the stage in Houston this weekend — some of the others include Lee Greenwood, Danielle Peck and Larry Gatlin.
As we reported, 19 children inside a 4th-grade classroom and two teachers were killed when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire with an AR-15.
Of course, there’s still a ton of pressure on Texas government officials, including Governor Abbott, to move the event out of the state. Houston is about 250 miles from Uvalde.
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