More big-name musicians must step forward and say: "There's always more money, but I only have one name. And I won't have people shouting my name in states where there are citizens who have no rights."
Surely Willie Nelson comes to mind for many people when the words "country music" and "marijuana" are mentioned together. Yet Willie has many younger allies these days as a new generation of "outlaw" artists are brazenly singing about pot.
This is the season of the "event" album: CDs so big and bloated we are supposed to forget about the fact that the music underneath is hollow and leaves you wanting some hand gel. I'm talking to you, Christina Aguilera.