Country music is wildly popular.
More people are listening and its audience is becoming more diverse.
But what is it about this genre that appeals to more than 129 million people in the United States?
Three experts joined the program to discuss what country music is today, how its sound has evolved over the years and its historical roots.
Sarah Morris, a Minnesota singer-songwriter.
Charles Hughes, director of the Lynne and Henry Turley Memphis Center at Rhodes College in Tennessee and the author of “Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South.”
Editor’s note: During the live programming of this show, MPR News played the wrong version of “Friends in Low Places.” We thought we played Garth. We didn’t.
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