Cheri Speak

Are you listening?

Modern Country Music’s Selective Story Telling; Where Have All the Cowboys Really Gone?

Challenging the Rhetoric

people-matter-black-lives-matter-all-lives-matter-horse-meme

By Cheri Roberts of Challenging the Rhetoric and Cheri Speak

Country music has been M.I.A. when it comes to more than so-called “Patriotism”, getting laid or catching a beer buzz. The last time an established country artist (Dixie Chicks’, Natalie Maines) went against the country-grain, all hell broke loose and apparently scared the bejesus out of the rest of them.

Years after the Dixie Chicks’ incident, country music legend, Merle Haggard was quoted as saying,

I don’t even know the Dixie Chicks, but I find it an insult for all the men and women who fought and died in past wars when almost the majority of America jumped down their throats for voicing an opinion. It was like a verbal witch-hunt and lynching.”

Mirror-Mirror, Speaking of Lynchings …

Art is a reflection of the times. To listen to a song from any era one can get a very real…

View original post 1,314 more words

Advertisements

Now it's my turn to listen...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on September 13, 2015 by in Uncategorized.
%d bloggers like this: