Below is the statement in full:
“As the details of last week’s events become clearer, it’s even more evident that the brazen acts of violence and destruction at the Capitol were an affront to the values we hold dear as Americans and were unacceptable.
We are deeply saddened and troubled by these events and denounce all acts of violence against our democracy. A peaceful transition of power is fundamental to who we are as a nation. Now more than ever, we must come together as one to bring peace, spread kindness, and restore dignity and mutual respect.
Conflict and division are not the answer. It is our belief that we must unite to affect change, without violence or discord. In our small way, we hope the power of music might help to bring us together and amplify the good that is within us all.”
A handful of country artists also spoke out about the violence in the days following the riots.