McCoy said that the song was written by a friend of his and that the military is the main reason he proudly stands for the national anthem.
You can mark down Neal McCoy on a long list of people who are not to thrilled with players kneeling in protest of police brutality and social injustices during the playing of the National Anthem.
"Take A Knee, My Ass (I Won't Take A Knee)" brought out the grammar/music critics on Twitter.
The key refrain notes that, regardless of whether athletes take a knee during the anthem "on astroturf or grass", McCoy's response is the same: "Take a knee, my ass". He debuted the song November 8 in a Facebook Live video during a concert that has garnered over 4 million views and over 111,000 shares as of writing.
McCoy debuted the song a couple weeks ago at a sparsely attended concert in Branson, Missouri.
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In fact, McCoy is so serious about the Pledge of Allegiance that he has posted a video of himself saying it online every day for almost two years, sometimes joined by his celebrity friends.
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"I've been on 15 USO tours", McCoy told reporters.
"So, no, this is not a money grab", he added. That's what I'm about.
The patriotic singer records himself saying the Pledge of Allegiance with troops and others and has built an audience of thousands who watch the short videos on his Facebook page. McCoy's song was released for purchase this week.