A new kind of patriotic song

This article originally appeared on the Victoria Advocate as a blog post on July 10, 2015. Photo found here. September 11, 2001 shook every American to their core, but in the music world, it looked like it affected country artists the most. From Alan Jackson’s tender “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning” to Toby […]

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Kacey Musgraves and Corey Smith: Two storytellers in a genre full of buzzwords

This originally appeared as a blog post at the Victoria Advocate on June 23, 2015. Country music used to be about stories. I grew up listening to stuff like “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Mama Tried.” They were songs that had […]

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