On the Complicated Legacy of American Country Music

“All you need to write a country song,” according to the late Harlan Howard, “is three chords and the truth.” And if anyone knew what it took to write a country song it’d be Howard, a guy responsible for many now-classic hits—”I Fall to Pieces,” “Busted,” “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” and “Heartaches … Continue reading On the Complicated Legacy of American Country Music