September 3rd, 2008
04:32 PM ET
7 years ago

The Grill: Cowboys stop in CNN watering hole


Country music stars Cowboy Troy and John Rich were interviewed live on American Morning in the CNN Grill during the Republican National Convention. Photo credit: Jeremy Freeman/CNN

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  1. Cuban American Woman

    Are these the REAL Brokeback Mountain guys?

    September 3, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. erik

    why would anyone agree to appear on CNN? there's no upside in talking to the mainstream press. it's all downside.

    September 3, 2008 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  3. Beth

    For those who are still asking "who ARE these guys?", John Rich is part of the country duo Big and Rich, known for hits like "Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy," and "Coming To Your City" (also the opening theme for ESPN College Gameday). He was also a judge on "Nashville Star." "Cowboy Troy" is also a Nashville artist, specializing in something called "Hick-Hop," or country rap. Kind of a failed experiment.

    I hadn't heard about Big Kenny supporting Obama, but I wouldn't be too surprised. Nashville Democrats are about as rare as Hollywood Republicans, but both are starting to be more vocal.

    September 3, 2008 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  4. Jeff, Burlington VT

    Who the heck are these guys? Cowboy Troy?! Uhhh, Rock on guys. Rock on.

    September 3, 2008 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  5. wreme

    Abel Maldonado, a california state Senator, didn't make sense at all during the Convention this afternoon. Is he a comedian or a senator? Why would they let someone who doesn't know what to say take stand in an important event, such as this one. My God, this election this year becomes a joke this year! May God help America>>>>>>!

    September 3, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  6. Colo Sprgs, CO

    When John McCain says Country First, he's talking about MUSIC.

    September 3, 2008 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  7. no joke, boston

    you go look at the cover of any country music CD or records you get your hands on.

    there on every one of them, you see the self-absorbed all=self=important cowgirls and cowboys staring at you.

    quite mesmerizing, eh?

    talk about uninspired and uninspiring.

    September 3, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  8. CFL

    Hey JB

    There WILL be enough welfare for all of us if Obama is elected !!

    Vote Obama

    September 3, 2008 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  9. Ron

    Palin being prostituted by McCain

    Remember its the republicans " Don't ask don't tell"

    September 3, 2008 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Jeff Brown

    WOW! Sorry I'm going miss star studded entertainment like this!!!!! (Tongue planted firmly in cheek)!

    September 3, 2008 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  11. shocked

    They came to cheer Palin and her 114,650 votes to win the Gov. seat. John will be so happy
    That should be plenty to put you over the top for dog catcher

    September 3, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  12. Puffy

    Where's latinos,Asians and Blacks in RNC? This party is for only old whites people! This not what America stand for.

    September 3, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  13. chas alabama

    never heard of them

    September 3, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  14. Michael

    LOL, of course the poor support Dems, that's what the party is about. Stealing from the hard working to give hand outs to the poor. That way, they can appease a lazy base and build support toward the Socialist movement.

    "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
    – Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate´╗┐ 1940, 1944 and 1948

    September 3, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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