Country music: Its history and appeal

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Paul “PT” Thomas, part of the morning show at 102.9 The Wolf, and Sarah Morris, a Minnesota singer-songwriter, joined Angela Davis for a conversation about country music.
Julie Siple | MPR News

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.


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