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Ask someone of a liberal political persuasion what they think about modern country music, and it's often a shrug you'll get in return.
Long gone are blue state-copacetic country heroes like Loretta Lynn and Johnny Cash, and now that the Dixie Chicks are no longer a force, most Obama fans have no patience for anything out of Nashville. Members of the supposedly open-minded party tend to believe that the genre is completely saturated with odes to guns, trucks, whiskey, and American flags.
But that's just not the case! Mainstream country has become increasingly friendly to liberals, and these five artists are prime examples.More »