'American Pie' singer Don McLean pulls out of NRA convention

麦克莱恩告诉 Fox News Digital,他的表现将是 “不敬” 和 “伤人的” 之后 recent tragic events of the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, 德州, 那离开 19 孩子和两名老师死了.

In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided it would be disrespectful and hurtful for me to perform for the NRA at their convention in Houston this week,” McLean said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

"美国派" singer Don McLean will not be performing at the upcoming NRA convention in Houston.

“美国派” singer Don McLean will not be performing at the upcoming NRA convention in Houston. (Andrew Benge/Redferns via Getty Images)

I’m sure all the folks planning to attend this event are shocked and sickened by these events as well. 毕竟, we are all Americans. I share the sorrow for this terrible, cruel loss with the rest of the nation,” 他总结.

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McLean was one of several performers set to take the stage at the annual NRA convention. Reps for Lee Greenwood and Larry Gatlin have confirmed to Fox News Digital they still plan to perform. A rep for Danielle Peck confirmed to Billboard she plans to perform as well.

Don McLean told Fox News Digital his performance would be "不敬" 和 "伤人的" after the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, 德州, 星期二.

Don McLean told Fox News Digital his performance would be “不敬” 和 “伤人的” after the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, 德州, 星期二. (Jeremy Westby)

A teen opened fire inside a Texas elementary school Tuesday, 杀人 19 孩子和两位老师. The gunman was killed during an exchange of gunfire with police. Some names of those killed began to emerge Tuesday, many accompanied by photos of smiling children.

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政府. Greg Abbott identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, 一个 Uvalde resident.

Two police officers were wounded but were expected to survive, Abbott added.

McLean was one of several performers set to take the stage at the annual NRA convention.

McLean was one of several performers set to take the stage at the annual NRA convention. (Jeremy Westby)

Texans across the state are grieving for the victims of this senseless crime and for the community of Uvalde. 塞西莉亚和我为这个可怕的损失哀悼, and we urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support to all who are suffering,” Abbott said in a statement.

福克斯新闻’ Stephen Sorace, Greg Norman and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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