Apr 27, 2021Liked by Ted Gioia

So insightful and interesting. Thank you for the effort and real work demonstrated here Ted!

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May 15, 2021Liked by Ted Gioia

Fascinating. I couldn't help but make a political connection as well. It's been said that in America the older generations are predominantly Republican, a party that celebrates this settled lifestyle. I'd expect other societies politics to mirror that trend. As people age they often feel vulnerable and less adventurous and more connected to religious practices hoping for an afterlife. Further, with the rise of country music's popularity there's been a corresponding rise in "conservatism." Gun ownership is politically divided and a gun is viewed as a method of protection, etc....

I always find your writing draws me away from my daily routine and gives me a different perspective. Thank you.

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This was a fun read. In light of Cowboy Carter, in the rest of your book, do you go into detail about the influence Black Americans have on country music?

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