Brad Paisley performs at an inaugural ball for Barack Obama in January 2013. A few months later, Paisley's song "Accidental Racist" would make the country singer the focus of ridicule and satire. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Record Think Politics Is Gone From Country Music? Listen Closer March 20, 2018 Earlier this decade, it seemed like country's political streak had faded. But in the past five years, a handful of artists have displayed a renewed focus on morality that feels quietly revolutionary.