The National Rifle Association’s fundraiser concert in Texas has been canceled, with singers bailing out at an alarming rate.
The sole remaining act for the NRA performance in Houston, which was slated for the organization’s annual convention, was country music star Jacob Bryant, who confirmed the cancellation on Friday.
Jacob made the announcement on Twitter as he was being pressured on social media to join the ranks of other performers who dropped out in the wake of this week’s tragic mass shooting at a Texas elementary school.
The show has been cancelled since yesterday.
— Jacob Bryant Music (@Jacobbryant1) May 27, 2022
As previously reported, the first domino fell when “American Pie” singer Don McLean opted not to appear on the NRA stage the day after the Uvalde school shooting, which claimed the lives of 19 kids and two instructors. Don stated that performing would be rude.
Then, on Thursday, Larry Gatlin, the singer of “Broken Lady,” backed out, stating he couldn’t play at an NRA event in good conscience since he respects the 2nd Amendment but wants background checks for gun purchases.
After T. Graham Brown, Lee Greenwood, and Larry Stewart followed suit, Jacob was the last guy standing… and it appears the hammer fell on Thursday, but the NRA has yet to issue an official statement.
The massacre in Uvalde took place around 280 miles from the NRA’s meeting, which is currently the subject of massive protests.