Tom Hall, Natalie, London discussed on You're Wrong About...


Kristofferson vietnam blues. Tom hall's hello vietnam. And dave dudley's momma. Tell them what we're fighting for Which are all basically pro-vietnam anthems really kris kristofferson. Wow i know right. Basically anytime america goes to war. And there's these big political debates country music typically chooses the side of the authorities So after nine eleven the amount of retributive songs muruga in country. Music gets really bad. So there's a charlie daniels song called. This ain't no rag. It's a flag okay. So the lyrics are. This ain't no rag. It's a flag. We don't wear it on our heads the land where the good guys live. Okay all right. It's rhythm to try something new. Why don't you. What about a love song. Everyone loves loves songs and interestingly another one of the chick sort of early controversies is at toby. Keith puts out this song called courtesy of the red white and blue. And i'm going to reduce on the lyrics. This goes on for a while but bear with me. Justice will be served in the battle will rage. This big dog will fight when you rattle his cage and you'll be sorry that you messed with the survey because we'll put a boot in your ass. It's the american way back. Choke gone a time. When she's asked about this natalie. The lead singer of the chicks she tells a journalist. She says i hate it. It's ignorant and it makes country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture and not just the bad people who did bad things. You've got to have some tact. Anybody can write. We'll put a boot your house. Yeah good point. Natalie and this is like a weeks-long spat between her and toby keith. And then he shoots back. He's like write your own songs. Whatever this celebrity feud jesus christ but so basically the country is in a jingoistic frenzy. Country music is in lockstep supporting the war and supporting bush. It is now march. Tenth two thousand and three. We are a week before the invasion of iraq. We are in london at shepherds bush empire which is a mid sized music. Venue and natalie maynes says this okay. Here's the clip this is. This doesn't come out until years later but there happens to be a documentary crew that night. If there's one thing i've learned is that if you have the means you should really always be followed around by your own documentary. You're okay three. Two one go owner a.

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