Tim McGraw and Faith Hill voice support for gun control

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw after a performance at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. Photo: Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

In an interview with Billboard conducted less than two weeks after the Las Vegas shooting, country stars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill said that they support "common sense" gun control laws in the United States.

Why it matters: In today's polarized political climate, celebrities are increasingly voicing their opinions on hot-button issues that they might have avoided entirely in the past. And given that the Las Vegas shooting occurred at a country music festival, McGraw and Hill's words carry weight, especially because they "knew a lot of people there," according to Hill.