Country music star Carrie Underwood’s now-famous tweet in April scolded Tennessee lawmakers for passing the state’s so-called “ag gag” bill and warned Gov. Bill Haslam that she would be “at his front door” if he signed it.
Now, the Associated Press looks back at the issue, showing that Underwood did more than just find her voice on Twitter. Haslam contacted Underwood directly to discuss the issue.
"He really just wanted to hear everybody's point of view, which I really respected," Underwood said in a recent interview. "So it's kind of neat that (tweet) led to that, which was really cool."
Dave Smith, Haslam’s spokesman, said that the governor spoke to people on both sides of the issue, though Underwood was the only celebrity counsel he sought. Read more here.
Haslam later vetoed the bill, saying that while agriculture is Tennessee’s top industry, he still had “a number of concerns" regarding the bill.
Now that the hoopla surrounding the bill has died down, Underwood has since turned her attention to concerts, her upcoming Sunday Night Football gig â and the Oklahoma tornados. An effort by Dairy Herd Management to contact Underwood’s publicist, asking whether the country music start still feels the same against farm protection efforts, went unanswered.