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Arts & Culture

'Everything But Country': The Politics Of A Polarizing Genre

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Though country music is considered the most popular genre of music in America, its influence is profoundly regional. The style is known for appealing to the white working class, and is largely sequestered in southern and midwestern pockets of the country.

Meanwhile, coastal elites tend to regard the genre with disdain. "I like everything but country" is a popular refrain.

This hour, we unpack one of the country's most polarizing genres.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

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