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Going backwards with country music | Moment's Notice


Last updated 1/30/2020 at 8:21am

Have you heard the old joke about country music?

Q: What do you get when you play a country song backwards?

A: You get your house back, you get your dog back, your wife back, your truck back …

A funny joke, even if it misses other stereotypical country music themes, like trains and prison, and one that represents the oversimplification (and underestimation) of country music that Ken Burns takes on brilliantly in his recent series, “Country Music.”

(My husband enlightened me regarding country music decades ago, and I am forever grateful.)

The subject matter of country songs is also far...

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