Rednecks and Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music
Chris WillmanISBN: 1595580174;
Book Description An up-close-and-personal take on country music's vast political discord. "Just so you know, we're ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas." ?Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, March 2003 "You'll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A. 'Cuz we'll put a boot in your ass It's the American way." ?from "Courtesy of the Red, White, & Blue (The Angry American)" by Toby Keith On the eve of America's invasion of Iraq, the Dixie Chicks went from being the leading lights of country music to heartland pariahs, thanks to one Bush-bashing aside on a London stage. A year later, the list of entertainers stumping for Dubya consisted almost exclusively of country stars such as Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack, and Travis Tritt. How did the erstwhile music of the rural working class come to be the music of choice of the GOP? In Rednecks and Bluenecks , Entertainment Weekly senior writer...
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