1. A Love Affair: American Politics And Country Music NPR 23:14

Politicians have long relied on country music stars to burnish their rural reputations — and country stars have long been political agitators. From Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to Charley Pride and The Chicks, we do a deep-dive into the relationship between country music and U.S. politics.

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, senior political editor and correspondent Ron Elving, national political correspondent Don Gonyea, and national correspondent Debbie Elliott.

This episode was produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. It was edited by Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi. Research and fact-checking by Katherine Swartz.

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