God and Country Music: The Wise Blood of American Music

Wise-Blood

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.To know the music of a society is to know that society. While much musical analysis is focused on the music itself, music tells a story much bigger than can be contained in the meter of a song. I once had a professor who said, “Music was the language of the soul.” Even the mass produced popular music of the FM stations is telling a st … [Read more...]

God and Country Music: Jim White: Searching For the Wrong-Eyed Jesus

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. The best art tends to come from people who are desperate--desperate to have their story told and desperate to find some meaning in their medium. The Deep South, where country music originated, is a place with a story to be told. Actually, it’s a place with a whole lot of stories to be told. Enter the weird, brilliant, strange mind of a … [Read more...]


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