Watch CBS News

Ted Cruz: "My music tastes changed on 9/11"

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz shares what genre of music gave him an "emotional reaction" after 9/11 and what TV show he has been keeping up with
Ted Cruz: "My music tastes changed on 9/11" 01:24

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz said his musical tastes changed after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Cruz, who said he grew up on classic rock, told CBS This Morning that he was disappointed in the way rock as a genre responded to the tragedy. But country music, he said, was different.

"Country music collectively, the way they responded, it resonated with me and I have to say, it just is a gut level...I had an emotional reaction that says these are my people," Cruz said. "And so ever since 2001 I listen to country music and I'm an odd country music fan because I never listened to it before 2001."

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.