KOF #5: Eleven Words that Reshaped Country Music Culture

Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains and moms, the Dixie Chicks have played a significant role in reshaping country music culture. Their post-“incident” career offers an example of how artists on the periphery of the mainstream industry can carve out their space in relation or opposition to the genre. Their example is much more divisive, to be sure, but for young women grappling with how to define a career in an industry that seems unwilling to make space for them, the trio’s decisions to embrace their position as outsiders and the artistic freedom that can come with that status offers an example for finding success in country music. … Continue readingKOF #5: Eleven Words that Reshaped Country Music Culture