In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Darius Rucker performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Mainstream country music has been quietly distancing itself from the Confederate flag for years, but as the debate reignites following a massacre at a black church in South Carolina on June 17, country artists still struggle to articulate their feelings about the flag’s history and symbolism. Al Wagner Al Wagner/Invision/AP
In this June 14, 2015 file photo, Darius Rucker performs at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Mainstream country music has been quietly distancing itself from the Confederate flag for years, but as the debate reignites following a massacre at a black church in South Carolina on June 17, country artists still struggle to articulate their feelings about the flag’s history and symbolism. Al Wagner Al Wagner/Invision/AP

Country music acts quietly abandon Confederate flag

July 09, 2015 07:40 PM