Georgia native Luke Bryan grew up seeing the Confederate flag quite a bit, but he admits his view on the symbol have evolved over time.
“Where I grew up, I never understood the Confederate flag to be a negative thing,” Luke tells Billboard. “But if the Ku Klux Klan is going to walk around and turn the Confederate flag into their deal…it’s become a symbol of racism to a majority of people. And we live in a country where we have to listen to people’s opinions and work it out.”
Luke is on the cover of Billboard‘s August 1 issue with his manager and a few other country music power players. His new album, Kill the Lights, is out August 7.
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