By Ali Lewis, Database & Web Manager
I’ve picked a few country songs with domestic violence themes to share. Music is a good way to bring awareness and start conversations about tough subjects.
Martina McBride uses her amazing voice to two songs about spousal and child abuse.
Big & Rich sing a song based on a real-life experience of Big Kenny’s sister.
John Michael Montgomery sings what is possibly the saddest song ever.
And finally, using humor to bring awareness about an issue that is not at all funny, the Dixie Chicks said Earl had to die.
You can view the full playlist on our YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=10C033674A0AEE92
Watch each video individually:
Martina McBride – Independence Day
Martina McBride – Concrete Angel
Big & Rich – Holy Water
John Michael Montgomery – The Little Girl
Dixie Chicks – Goodbye Earl
What genre should we look at next? Rock, hip hop?
ps – These songs contain some Christian themes. As I’m writing for a Jewish organization’s blog, I thought I’d point that out for our readers. Abusers and their victims can be Jewish, Christian, Muslim, any religion (or none at all). What’s important is that we bring awareness, and eventually an end, to this epidemic.