Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wall Street Journal article about Nashville's variety

Country's Cousins

By BARRY MAZOR, Wall Street Journal

Feb. 9, 2010
Nashville, Tenn.

When, back in the '70s, Waylon Jennings sang of Nashville, "It's the home of country music, on that we all agree," he did not feel called on to add to that lyric the footnote "Of course, a lot of the time, I play rock songs myself."

It is, by this point, something of a local amusement among performers in Music City, U.S.A. (which never was called simply "Country Music City," after all) to spot the articles that appear every few months, quite dependably, in music and travel sections in the national press—the ones heralding the shocking new discovery that there is so much quality music being made here that isn't country at all.

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