God and Country Music: Stories and Reformation in Outlaw Country
Nick Rynerson finds commonalities between the stories of Christianity and Outlaw Country.
God and Country Music: Shovels & Rope’s Punk-Rock, Incidental Spirituality
“Regardless of the intention behind Shovels & Rope’s spiritual aesthetics, they are present throughout.”
God and Country Music: Eric Church’s “Springsteen” Is Sort of Like Heaven
“Born To Run was in my CD player on my wedding day, so now I can’t listen to “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” without thinking nostalgically about putting on my suit and taking pre-wedding photos with my bride-to-be. In my memory, my wedding day was perfect.”
God and Country: Echoes of the Church in American Music
Popular music generally and Americana in particular are full of Christian relics—images, sounds, and pictures that innately yearn for their spiritual fulfillment.
How The Psalms Made Folk Music
“Along with being God’s perfect word, the hymnbook of the Bible is an unparalleled artistic achievement that has not only transformed the Church but the entirety of Western music and culture.”
God & Country Music: The New Jason Isbell
God and Country Music: Nostalgia, Alienation, and Home
Country music takes me back to a time when things were supposedly better.
God and Country Music: The Really Attractive False Heaven of Small Town Living
If I had the funds, I would be darn tempted to try to find the town that Morgan is talking about and buy a house there.
God and Country Music: The Salvation of George Jones
I’d like to think that he remembered the Gospel songs that he recorded in 1973 and found Jesus like Johnny Cash.