The StringTHE STRING: COCAINE & RHINESTONESApr 24, 2018If nothing else was left behind about America in the 20th century but the lyrics to all the country songs written by the famous and the obscure, you’d have a pretty good catalog of what happened and how we worked and how we fought, how we loved each other and judged each other and murdered each other. How we socialized and danced and drank and raised families. That’s no small feat for a genre of music. It’s a more vivid and truthful diary of American life than the last 100 years of the New York times. And it’s this granular sense for the music in all its human revelation that has sparked a rush of interest in the story of country music in the 20th century as told by Tyler Mahan Coe. Another reason it’s gotten attention is that it’s not a big doorstop of a book. It’s a podcast. It’s called Cocaine & Rhinestones. Craig sits down to learn the background and vision of this sudden hit.
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