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.
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