The country star explained why he's only playing at dive bars for the rest of the year.
"This is not a political statement, this is a statement of unity," the country singer told reporters. "This is kind of how I get to serve this country."
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The CMAs also took time to honor the victims of the Thousand Oaks shooting and the California wildfires.
"Let the music unite us with love in their enduring memory," the country singer said as a moment of silence honored the 12 killed at Borderline Bar & Grill.
“I was told country music is three chords and the truth.”