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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Country Music And Politics Go Arm In Arm

Don Cusic is a professor of music industry history at Belmont College. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

Don Cusic is a professor of music industry history at Belmont College. (Alex Ashlock/Here & Now)

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”

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