One Thing You Missed: Country Music and American Christianity - Russell Moore

One Thing You Missed: Country Music and American Christianity

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For months, I’ve been looking forward to the release of Ken Burns’ new film series, “Country Music.” I’m an avid fan of country music, particularly of the artists who pioneered the genre. But even if you don’t enjoy it, I think country music is important because it’s one of those uniquely American genres that helps explain not only America, but American Christianity. We filmed this episode right outside of the famous Ryman Auditorium, “The Mother Church of Country Music,” in downtown Nashville. In the video, I talk about the ways that country music reflects the tensions, contradictions, and truths of Christianity in the Bible Belt and beyond.

OTYM outside the Ryman Auditorium

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You are part of a family and family is difficult because family – every family – is an echo of the gospel.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the moral and public policy agency 
of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.