Anyone who loves country music or politics should definately buy this book.
"Rednecks and Bluenecks," however, focuses largely on a generation of country music artists that is not being replaced by likeminded singers and pickers.
Author Chris Willman captures this time exceedingly well in this excellent new book.
A well documented book.Your content is very interesting with abundant explanations about the relationship between politics and the stars of country music.
Willman's writing is generally good, but can be a bit over the top. There are some great stories here (particularly about Steve Earle and Toby Keith), but I'm still not sure what... Read morePublished on October 12, 2010 by Alf Landon
In 2002, I had a number-one song for one of the most infamous participants in these heated skirmishes--My List, performed by Toby Keith. Read morePublished on April 3, 2010 by Norman R. Bishop
The amazing thing about Chris Willman's "Rednecks and Bluenecks" is how much has changed since he wrote the book following George W. Bush's second election victory. Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by Sam Sattler
If you're like I am, relishing the growth and triumph of the Dixie Chicks during their saga, that's one good reason to read this. Read morePublished on March 25, 2007 by Julie Christensen
Maybe I expected too much. When I first saw the title I jumped to conclusion that the book would be about the "politics" of the country music business, how deals really get made,... Read morePublished on October 11, 2006 by Carl E. Johnson Jr.
I love music - from punk rock to bluegrass- and I am also interested in politics. So I had high expectations for this book. Read morePublished on July 22, 2006 by Chris Luallen
Anyone who loves country music or politics should definately buy this book. Chris Willman goes out of his way to show both sides of the political spectrum. Read morePublished on February 13, 2006 by Maurice