20 Famous Republican Musicians

20 Famous Republican Musicians

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May 22, 2017
From 50 Cent to LL Cool J, from Joe Perry to Alice Cooper, we look at 20 most influential musicians who are conservative/republican

1. Joe Perry

Absolutely. I'm a Republican, but I'm a Republican from the old school - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry in a September 2012 interview with Noise Creep.

Earlier in 2008, he had endorsed John McCain for president.

Joe Perry

2. Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper, the famous rock star, supported George W. Bush during his 2004 campaign, and said:

When I read the list of people who are supporting Kerry, if I wasn't already a Bush supporter, I would have immediately switched.

Alica Cooper

3. Frank Sinatra

The legendary singer Frank Sinatra, initially a democrat, turned republican in the 60s and became a staunch supporter of Ronald Reagan.

Here is a video of Reagan roasting Sinatra. 

4. 50 Cent

Rapper 50 cent admitted in an interview he is a republican. He told GQ in 2005 that George W. Bush is "incredible... a gangsta. I wanna meet George Bush, just shake his hand and tell him how much of me I see in him." 

50 Cent

5. LL Cool J

Famous rapper LL Cool J supported NY Governor George Pataki in 2002 and also attended the Republican Convention in 2004.

LL Cool J

6. Wayne Newton

Wayne Newton, the famous entertainer in Las Vegas, who is also known as "Mr. Las Vegas" supported Donald Trump for president. 

"I love Donald, and he would make a great president," Newton told Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Steve Doocy, and Brian Kilmeadein in an appearance on Fox News's "Fox & Friends."

Wayne Newton

7. Johnny Ramone

Punk legend Johnny Ramone shocked many of his fans in 2002 when he revealed to the world in an interview that he supports George Bush and aligns with GOP.

"I'm an ultra conservative...I'm not a God damn Hollywood liberal, I'm not..." he said, according to Fox News.

Johnny Ramone

8. Gene Simmons

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons endorsed Mitt Romney as 2012 GOP nominee.

9. Dave Mustaine

Dave Mustaine, the frontman of thrash metal band Megadeth, and the original lead guitarist of Metallica is a serious republican. In an interview with MusicRadar, Mustaine said, "I'm just hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican."

Dave Mustaine

9. Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf is a registered Republican. In a 2012 interview with Esquire, he lamented about being blacklisted from TV shows.

meatloaf

10. Trace Adkins

Country singer Trace Adkins is a well-known conservative/republican and a lifelong supporter of the Republican Party. He performed at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida. In 2015, he performed the National Anthem at Tennessee Republican Governor Bill Haslam's second inauguration.

11. Ted Nugent

Rock star Ted Nugent is a vocal supporter of the Republican Party and various associated conservative causes, specifically gun rights and hunter's rights.

At a concert in August 2007, Ted Nugget said:

Obama, he's a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary...You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.

ted nugent

12. Hank Williams Jr. 

Country star Hank Williams Jr. is also a full-on conservative/republican. At a performance at the Iowa State Fair in August 2012, Williams told the audience, "We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S., and we hate him!"

Hank Williams Jr

13. Sonny Bono

Singer Sonny Bono, husband of singer Cher, entered politics in late 80s and was mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992. In 1992, he ran for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in 1992, but the nomination went to the more conservative Bruce Herschensohn, and the Democrat Barbara Boxer won the election.

14. Britney Spears

Britney Spears is a registered as a Republican in Louisiana, according to Independent Journal Review.

Britney Spears

15. Nicki Minaj

Buzzfeed in 2012 reported that the rapper Nicki Minaj supported Mitt Romney over Barack Obama

16. Jessica Simpson

Singer Jessica Simpson is a republican and a huge fan of George W. Bush.

Jessica Simpson

17. Lee Ann Womack 

In 2004, country music singer Lee Ann Womack performed "I Hope You Dance" at the Republican National Convention, in which George W. Bush was nominated for his second term as President of the United States. Sara Evans and Larry Gatlin also performed at the convention. 

18. Kid Rock

Grammy-nominated singer Kid Rock campaigned with Mitt Romney in 2012 and supported Donald Trump for 2016 election. Republicans in Michigan have even consideredhaving Kid Rock join them. 

Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, and  Donald Trump
Ted Nugent, Donald Trump and Kid Rock

19. Sully Erna

Sully Erna, the vocalist for rock band Godsmack, said in a 2004 interview that he wants a Republican in office.

I'm a Republican. I want Republican... I don't necessarily want Bush to win. I don't like that choice, but I gotta tell you, I don't truly believe in the Democrats either, man. I don't like the way they think. I don't like, I don't love Bush, I'll tell you that, but I want a Republican in office.

20. Avenged Sevenfold

M. Shadows of heavy metal band Avenged Sevenfold had said in an interview

democrats are a bunch of -- idiots where everyone looks at Michael Moore and does what he says.

The band said that the song "Blinded in Chains" from City of Evil is about the philosophical war between Republicans and Democrats.

Avenged Sevenfold

Other notable musicians

Big Boi, Kinky Friedman, Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond, and Kelly Clarkson.