Reactionaries love it, but country music has a progressive heart

Country music deserves better cultural ambassadors.

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When Donald Trump took the first international trip of his presidency to Saudi Arabia in May 2017, another US icon also travelled along as part of the celebration of the alliance between these two countries: the country-music star Toby Keith.

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He had countless hit records. You never heard of him.

Many of the world's favorite records weren't really recorded by the artist on the label.

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  • Hal Blaine, the behind-the-scenes heartbeat of over 40 #1 hits, has died at 90.
  • Many records by 1960s and 1970s artists were secretly recorded by session musicians and singers.
  • These unheralded performers were some of the most talented artists ever.
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