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Country Songs That Bring Awareness to Domestic Violence

** Trigger Warning: Domestic Violence, Death, Grief **

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Within the world of country music, artists choose to bring light to certain topics, yet domestic violence is one that is not often spoken about in the industry. We here at The Nash News stand and support those who have fallen victim to any form of domestic violence. In order to use our platform for awareness, we have compiled five songs that raise attention to this serious topic.

1. “wait in the truck” by HARDY (feat. Lainey Wilson)

HARDY takes his incredible songwriting skills to the next level with “wait in the truck”. The song describes the story of HARDY finding a woman who has been physically abused on the side of the road. He welcomes her into his truck, and she tells him where her abuser is. HARDY kills the abuser and tells the woman to “wait in the truck” while he does it. As she testifies in court, she sings “I don't know if he's an angel / 'Cause angels don't do what he did / He was hellbent to find the man behind / All the whiskey scars I hid / I never thought my day of justice / Would come from a judge under a seat / But I knew right then I'd never get hit again / When he said to me / 'Wait in the truck / Just wait in the truck.'” The song

and music video are filled with themes of anger, pain, and justice served. HARDY shines light upon those who have faced domestic violence by creating an accurate and visual story, especially through his music video.

2. “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride

“Concrete Angel” is one of the saddest songs in the country music industry. It’s about a young girl who is physically abused at home. No one notices the signs of abuse until she ends up killed by her abuser. The song is a strong message for those to speak up in situations like this before it is too late. “Somebody cries in the middle of the night / The neighbors hear,