By Charles K. Wolfe, James E. Akenson
Present renowned nation tune acts, the Dixie Chicks and Toby Keith, have fired verbal volleys at one another in the course of fresh years. whereas Toby Keith has urged that every one american citizens may still unite in aid of the president in those severe instances, the Dixie Chicks have asserted their rights to criticize the present management and its army objectives. The essays in state track is going to conflict show that nation musicians' engagement with major political and armed forces matters isn't strictly a twenty-first-century phenomenon. actually, state songs approximately warfare are approximately as previous because the style itself, and the 1st gold list in state tune went to the 1942 battle track "There's a celebrity Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere," through Elton Britt. The individuals to state tune is going to struggle study the output of nation musicians responding to America's large-scale confrontations in fresh historical past: international struggle II, the Korean struggle, Vietnam, the chilly warfare, September eleven, and either conflicts within the Persian Gulf. They tackle the ways that state songs and artists have energized public discourse, captured hearts, and encouraged thousands of minds.
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Country Music Goes to War by Charles K. Wolfe, James E. Akenson