Alternative Country Music


Jay Mccarthy
*Program Director, WWYZ-FM Hartford, CT.

Peter Blackstock
*Co-Editor, No Depression magazine

*Author, Three Chords and the Truth: Hope, Heartbreak, and Changing Fortunes in Nashville

Rob Miller
*Co-Founder, Bloodshot Records

Country music is suffering from an identity crisis. Most of its number one albums have more to do with pop music than country. From Shania Twain to Faith Hill and the Dixie Chicks, what's true country music? On this edition of Talk of the Nation guest host Melinda Penkava talks with industry experts about today's country music.



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