Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks. I remembered it was quite catchy when I was a kid it was released in '94 , but listening to it as an adult I realize the lyrics are as offensive as the tune is catchy. Not only did it not kill his career, it launched it.
Two country radio stations in Minneapolis are refusing to play the song after complaints that some of the lyrics are offensive to Native Americans. The coalition is one of several Native American groups that has officially protested the song and called for radio stations to stop playing it. But by that time, the record will be over with. The single, written by Tommy Barnes and Gene Simmons, was released in early February and has climbed rapidly up both the country and pop charts, last week moving from No. The song, ostensibly a light-hearted character study, utilizes a laundry list of media-created stereotypes about Native Americans and the kind of pseudo-tribal beat and melodies associated with old movie Westerns.
Loudermilk , and performed by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was McGraw's breakthrough single, his first Top 40 country hit, and his fourth single overall. The song is an up-tempo set in minor key , backed by tom-tom drums and fiddle. The narrator describes himself as a rebellious American Indian character, "Half Cherokee and Choctaw ". He describes, among other things, his pursuit of a Chippewa lover.