An American with a Remington.
“Dear worthless, gutless cowards you say I must convert or die.”
That’s the opening line to a new country song by country music songwriting stars Larry Gatlin and Billy Dean. It’s an unapologetic salvo aimed right at the Islamic State terrorists. And “aimed” is an even more appropriate descriptor once you hear the title of the song: “An American with a Remington.”
“One thing [Johnny] Cash did say to me long ago was, ‘Pilgrim, if something makes you mad enough boy, you’ll damn sure write a song about it,’” Gatlin wrote in an op-ed explaining the impetus for the song. “Well, [Johnny], Billy and I are mad as hell about those cowardly, beheading bastards, so we did just that!!”