2000s Country Essentials

2000s Country Essentials

Country music has always been grounded in the lived experience, but in the 2000s the genre paid especially close attention to the little moments in our days: not just the joys of drinking and falling in love but also the pleasures as simple as heating a bowl of rice in the microwave. This natural development was a way to take stock of American life in the turbulent time after 9/11 and during the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Some responded with hard-rocking patriotism, while others took out the fiddles and tried a different approach.

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