Country Music: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Country music is awesome! BUT there’s a weird stigma attached to even the best country music and we at Idea Channel want to understand why. Not only is it’s appeal massive, but it in some respects is keeping the record business afloat! And when it comes to music, who better to walk you from Johnny Cash to Garth Brooks on a dusty saddle than the one and only wild wild west wrangler Mike Rugnetta? Join us on this week’s episode of Idea Channel for a look at this much maligned but all together wonderful genre of music, why it might be misunderstood and how country music went from twanging banjos to pop music with a drawl (no pickup truck needed).

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~SOURCES~

When Country was Country, Robert Lacy, Sewanee Review – http://bit.ly/1HviXCL
Wrong’s What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture, Barbara Ching – http://bit.ly/1Hvj15l
Country Music Is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is, Jeremy Hill – http://bit.ly/1Hvj2pU
Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars, Cecelia Tichi, Editor – http://bit.ly/1Hvj3dq
Resistance and relief: The wit and woes of early twentieth century folk and country music, Iain Ellis – http://bit.ly/1Hvj4hm

~ASSETS~

All Assets used in this episode can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YOEWfNdnrmyjHqLvTuaTC499MsK6PTd4oc7S91qn5-c/edit?usp=sharing

~~COMMENTS~~
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Written and hosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)
(who also has a podcast! Reasonably Sound: http://bit.ly/1sCn0BF)

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