Sturm and Twang: Country Music

April 26, 2009
(was 06.08.2008)

Imagine losing your lover, mother, stepfather and sister in less than eight months. That's what happened to country music singer/songwriter Carlene Carter. Her mother is June Carter Cash and her stepfather is Johnny Cash. Carlene Carter drew on all of this loss and tragedy to create a new album called "Stronger." We'll meet Carlene Carter. Also, the epic life of American music icon, Willie Nelson.

  1. Carlene Carter on "Stronger"

    Carlene Carter belongs to the third generation of Country music's ruling dynasty, the Carter Family. "Stronger" is her new album.

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  2. Dana Jennings on "Sing Me Back Home: Love, Death and Country Music"

    Dana Jennings grew up in New Hampshire during the golden age of country music from the 1950s through the 1970s. His family listened to country and their values were shaped by it.

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  3. John Huss on Johnny Cash

    John Huss is the co-editor, with David Werther, of "Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth." In the book, 21 philosophers muse about the music of Johnny Cash.

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  4. Joe Nick Patoski on Willie Nelson

    Joe Nick Patoski has been writing about his friend Willie Nelson for thirty five years. He talks about Nelson's first claim to fame in Nashville was as a songwriter.

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