Country Music And Politics Go Arm In Arm
Nashville is the country music capitol, and country music has frequently reflected politics through American history. As Tennesseans vote on Super Tuesday, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks with country music historian Don Cusic, a professor at Belmont University in Nashville.
Songs In This Segment
- Merle Haggard, “Okie from Muskogee”
- Tammy Wynette, “Stand by Your Man”
- Lee Greenwood, “God Bless the USA”
- Alan Jackson, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)”
- Ray Stevens, “Obama Nation”
- Florida Georgia Line, “Round Here”
- Billy Currington, “People Are Crazy”
- Don Cusic, country music historian who is currently Professor of Music Business and holds the Professorship for Music Row Professor of Music Industry History at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.