Country Music Reflects America's Struggles

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Country music has enjoyed a long tradition of reflecting the everyday concerns of working men and women, good times and bad times. With 14 million Americans currently out of work, a crippling national debt, and a record number of people living below the poverty line, country music may be going through a sea change. Call it an indicator of economic times but in the time it took pickup trucks to go from stripped down working class boxes of mud and steel to plush seated luxury vehicles, country music went from the folksy tinny common man voice of Woody Guthrie to the likes of Tim McGraw singing about the perils of being rich.

Produced by:

Vince Fairchild and Susie Warhurst

Comments [1]

Boyo

http://www.myspace.com/the_subtexts/music/songs/rough-demo-economy-80789616

It just reminds me that things are bigger than all of us, no matter how (un/)important we think we are.

Sep. 28 2011 08:32 AM

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