Country music singer Trace Adkins wore a small Confederate flag on his earpiece while singing 'Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire' during an NBC Christmas special this week (video below).
Adkins has a history of supporting the Confederacy, which fought for the South's right to own slaves.
He joined a campaign urging Congress to preserve Civil War battlefields in 2011, reports RawStory.com. At the time, Adkins said the battlefields “serve as monuments to what can happen when political wisdom fails and our differences are allowed to escalate beyond reason.”
In his 2005 song 'Til the Last Shot’s Fired,' Adkins sings: “When the Yankees charged and the colors fell / Overton Hill was a living hell."