Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence
Banned Music: 21 Artists Censors Tried To Silence

 

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3) Garth Brooks

"The Thunder Rolls" Rejected by Country TV (1991)

Country nice-guy Garth Brooks doesn't seem like the kind of artist to court controversy. But in 1991, the Nashville legend pushed the envelope and portrayed domestic violence in his video for "The Thunder Rolls." Although the clip had the support of women's shelters from the outset, TV networks such as CMT and TNN banned it from their airwaves. Eventually, the song catapulted to the top of the charts the video went on to win the coveted CMA Video of the Year Award.

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