Country Music’s Culture Wars and the Remaking of Nashville

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Emily Nussbaum
July 17, 2023
The New Yorker
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It was a small compromise, Russell told me, since their goal was broader and deeper than party politics: they needed their listeners to know that they weren’t alone in dangerous times. There was a Nashville that many people didn’t realize existed, and it could fill the biggest venue in town.

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Two Black women, Allison Russel plays Clarinet and Sista Strings on the fiddle in a concert perfromance
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Gabriel Barreto

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