from bristol… : a reflection on the ken burns “country music” documentary pt. I

please note: I had really great intentions about writing this post the day after Country Music ended. But then I got engaged and was surrounded for people by four days and went back to work and couldn’t get my head on straight before hosting a weekend retreat that has left me entirely exhausted and ready…

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An Open Letter to Dustin Lynch, On the Day of His Opry Induction

Dear Dustin: Today is a big day for you; you’re being inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. And I, like many of your fans, am so proud of you and happy to hear this accomplishment play out over the radio tonight. But also, I, like many of your critics, am a little sad about it.…

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for a song.

I know I spend a lot of time on here waxing poetic about my current lifestyle vibes and the whole city vs. country ordeal and the horses and the pretty green grass, but you know, there’s one major part of the story that – without it – all of that would be for naught. Because…

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