Contact Us

Lenny Kravitz CMA Music Festival Appearance A Mistake?

I am pretty open when it comes to accepting new artists into Country. It’s ok if I rocker wants to go back to his country roots. Let’s face it, Jim Reeves, Patsy Cline and others of that time were considered “too pop”! Look at Pasty Cline now. She’s a legend who has influenced countless singers!

If Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow or Aaron Lewis (formerly of Staind) wants to stick around, that’s ok. Darius Rucker, well he fit in automatically. He’s staying whether he wants to or ont. But Lenny Kravitz? I believe it was a mistake to have him perform at the CMA Music Festival. The CMT Awards, ok, but not the one time a year that we celebrate¬†our genre of music.

It really wasn’t fair to Kravitz either. Yes he had the help of Jason Aldean, but the fans were surprised by his performance and unfortunately not accepting. He performed some of his hardest rocking hits including¬†American Woman (which I love). If the aim was to dip his toe in the water to test a Country career, it surely scared him off. I am not against him coming into the fold, he just needs to be dunked in slowly.

As with all things Country, yours is the only opinion that counts. What do you think?

Subscribe to 98.1 The Hawk on

Best of 98.1 The Hawk

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Hawk Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Hawk Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.