Kelly Lynn, Chris Lane, Tyler Hubbard,
Chris Janson and Scotty McCreery are among the country stars who say
they plan to continue playing in North Carolina.
Other artists such as Bruce
Springsteen, Ringo Starr, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato have canceled
performances in the state over a new law that blocks local
municipalities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits
transgender people – including students – from using the bathroom
of their choice in government buildings.
The AP asked stars at the Sunday's
American Country Countdown Awards whether they would follow suit.
“We love North Carolina and our fans
there so we're gonna play,” Tyler
Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line told the AP. “We are going to
be there. For sure.”
Chris Janson said that he doesn't “have
time to sweat things like that.”
“I think there are bigger things in
the world to be thinking about. So I think you can kind of get where
I lean on that subject, right? You have to perform for the fans!”
Janson's wife, Kelly Lynn, added:
“We're not going in the bathroom. We're just going to go on a
Chris Lane and Scotty McCreery said
they had no plans to cancel shows in their home state.