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Anatomy of a Racist, Sexist Country Music Song

Time is not on the side of the 1979 Top 10 hit that name-dropped Dolly Parton and Crystal Gayle.

Name-dropped by The Statler Brothers in 1979: Dolly Parton (left) and Crystal Gayle (Photos: YouTube/Wikimedia Commons)

Although mainstream country music has harbored some forward-thinking performers over the years (we see you, Maren Morris), historically, it generally isn’t a bastion of progressive social and political thought. This is, after…

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Jeremy Helligar

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