The Landslide of Terror: Living in This Present Darkness

This week I was leisurely skimming through music performances on YouTube. It was nice, one of those times when one good song leads to another good song and so on. At the time, I was looking for new country covers of classic songs. I had just finished up with an absolutely wonderful cover of Gram Parson’s "Sin City" and was moving on to the Dixie Chicks' version of Fleetwood Mac’s "Landslide" when this came out of my computer: Weren’t the firs … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: The Politics of The Dixie Chicks & American Christianity

Each week in God and Country Music, Nick Rynerson gives country music a chance and examines the world of Americana, folk, alt-country, and popular country music.!B--py)gCGk~$(KGrHqJ,!k8Ey+jCw3Q6BM-RiFUhF!~~0_3.JPPersonally, I try to stay out of politics. I’m not registered to vote, I do not watch the news during election years and when people start talking politics with me, my favorite thing is to throw them a red herring … [Read more...]