Jason Isbell says no vaccine, no proof of neg covid test, no show!

Singer- Songwriter Jason Isbell says he will require vaccinations at his shows. watch it here.

Jason Isbell was interviewed by Stephanie Ruhle on MSNBC Monday morning about the new policy he's instituted requiring people who go to his concerts to either show a vaccination certificate or negative COVID test.

He responded to pushback he's received since announcing it by expressing concern that the opportunity to play concerts won't "last long unless we do it carefully." While admitting that he "can't guarantee that everyone coming to the show is coming safely and that they're not going to spreading the virus," he thinks "it's up to all of us to do what we can to keep the music business running."

Addressing a Twitter controversy that arose between him and fellow artistMarc Broussard, who accused Isbell's policy of being "elitist" and limiting the freedom of concert-goers, Isbell said he's "all for freedom, but I think if you're dead you don't have any freedom at all, so it's probably important to stay alive before you start questioning your liberty. It's life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and those are in order of priority."

As far as stifling freedoms, he insists he's "not saying anybody has to get a vaccine or a negative test, but if you don't, you don't get to come to the show." He thinks "that makes sense."  

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