2016 Presidential Election: Country Stars React

Jason Isbell, Charlie Daniels and More Light Up Social Media

At last week’s 50th annual CMA Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood revamped Randy Travis’ “Forever and Ever Amen” into a funny ditty “The Election is Taking Forever and Ever, Make it End.”

Their wish was granted this week and now America has a new president-elect Donald Trump.

Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines entertained followers online through the results with her cynicism. Her social media commentary on Tuesday (Nov. 8) included a picture of her “I Voted” sticker on her leg.

“Thank God I just stacked a lot of paper before everyone’s too poor to buy concert tickets,” she tweeted. “Let’s all toast to that.”

But for the most part, the genre’s biggest stars have refrained from airing their actual political opinions online. Others joined the conversation with funny unbiased observations.

Personally, Jason Isbell looks forward to hearing how the new political climate will be captured in music.

New Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Daniels stated the obvious following the results.

On election day (Nov. 8), several stars including Underwood, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, RaeLynn, Kristian Bush, Nashville star Connie Britton and “God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood posted messages after visiting their designated polling places.

Carrie Underwood

Got it done! #vote

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Taylor Swift

Today is the day. Go out and VOTE ??

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman

Just voted!!!!!! – KU #ElectionDay #vote

A photo posted by Keith Urban (@keithurban) on

Kristian Bush

Done!! Today is the day! Saw more of my neighbors in line to vote than I have seen all year. #gottabehomemore #vote

A photo posted by Kristian Bush (@kristianbush) on

Connie Britton

Lee Greenwood

This is FREEDOM! #freedom #govote #vote

A photo posted by Lee Greenwood (@leegreenwoodusa) on

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.