The Steve Brooks Archives: Willie Nelson And Cultural Changes In Country Music

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Sketch of Willie Nelson flying in a shoe Local Archives, Global History: Post 3 by Robbie Segars   By the early 1960s, the Country Music Association decided to shed its negative “hillbilly” image and market country music to a sophisticated blue-collared audience (Pecknold 2007, 135). This initiative caused a cultural shift in the genre aimed at promoting a clean-cut image. By the early 1970s, however, a… Read more »