Country Music–All of it

Country Music–All of it June 4, 2021

Over the past few years (partly accelerated by COVID), some friends and I have been podcasting our way through the history and politics of Country Music. We’ve finally finished (at least up through 2020), and now you can listen to the whole thing here: (you can also take the poll on the greatest Country song here)

NOTE: I’ve heard that something is not letting these audio clips play for some of you (no doubt some box I’ve left unchecked or other technological failure on my part), so I’ve gone through and included links to the Stitcher audio. You can also find us on iTunes if you want to do things the old fashioned way 🙂

1. The Roots and Identity of Country Music 

2. Postwar Country Music through Hank Williams

3. Country Music in the 1950s

4. Johnny Cash, George Jones, and Elvis

5. Country Music in the 1960s

6. Country Music in the 1970s Part 1

7. Country Music in the 1970s Part 2

8. Country Music in the 1980s

9. Garth Brooks

10. Alt-Country

11. Country Music in the 1990s: Hatless Country

12. Country Music in the 1990s: The Hat Acts

13. Country Music in the 1990s: The Women

14. Country Music, 2000-2010 (Technology, women again, Toby Keith, Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, and Taylor Swift)

15. Country Music, 2000-2010 (Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, and rural American culture)

16. Country Music, 2000-2010 (The Dixie Chicks and September 11, 2001)

17. Country Music, 2010-2020 (technological changes, women in Country, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Georgia-Florida Line, Kacey Musgraves, Brandi Carlile, Blake Shelton)

18. Country Music, 2010-2020 (Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Bro Country, Boyfriend Country, Tomatogate, and the Greatest Country song)

Dr. Coyle Neal is co-host of the City of Man Podcast and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO

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