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Thursday, December 15, 2005
Rednecks And Bluenecks
Want to talk politics and country music?
Rednecks & Bluenecks: The Politics of Country Music, a new book from veteran Entertainment Weekly journalist Chris Willman. This provocative, nonpartisan tome takes off from the tack that everything you need to know about contemporary American politics, you can learn from country (and alt-country) music and its practitioners and proponents. Through exclusive interviews with dozens of key artists, including the Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Merle Haggard, Brooks & Dunn, Steve Earle, Sara Evans, Rodney Crowell, Charlie Daniels, Nanci Griffith, Gretchen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack, the book uses country as a prism through which to examine today's great American debates, finding surprising points of congruence as well as deep divisions. Media contacts: Ina Howard, The New Press - 212-564-4406 (email@example.com) Tamara Saviano, Saviano Media - 615-385-1233(firstname.lastname@example.org)