Something to think about: Clueless about country

By From page A4 | May 16, 2014

I am not a country music fan. When I was a child, it was called country western and there was a lot of twang in it. The men’s voices all seemed to have gotten stuck in adolescence as they semi-yodeled mournful words. There was that old joke that if you played country music backwards you got your job, your woman and your dog back. Since I didn’t hear Patsy Cline until I was an adult, my view of country wasn’t balanced. Fortunately, my parents weren’t country music fans either and so my musical torture only manifested when Grandma visited and we had to listen to Lawrence Welk.

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