Local favorite band “Matt Boswell & the Hillbilly Blues Band” won’t be performing in any more Reidsville city events.
Reidsville had their Fall Festival last Saturday and Matt Boswell & the Hillbilly Blues band” were one of the featured performers on the main stage. During the concert, Boswell was singing a Merle Haggard song on the Market Square stage and added “You can’t get married, you stupid gays and queers, so why don’t you go somewhere else?” to the lyrics. Not surprisingly, that seemed to have offended a few people. WGSR-TV broadcasted Boswell’s performance live and ran the taped performance on a regular basis, and that’s when a viewer wrote in asking that they edit out Boswell’s offensive lyrics. Reidsville city officials asked to review the tape after learning about the complaint. Reidsville’s city manager, Kelly Almond, said that “Market Square and all city venues are places to bring people together and not to divide them. We respect people’s free speech rights, but we don’t have to pay for it.”
Oopsie. What in the hell was he thinking?
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