Country’s World Of Trouble

BBC Radio 2 Country

February 2017

Paul Sexton explores some of country’s most controversial moments in Country’s World of Trouble.

From Nashville, where Maddie & Tae wrote their fight-back track Girl In A Country Song, to London, where The Dixie Chicks criticised US president George W Bush on stage, we remember the unexpected moments that got fans talking and changed country careers forever.

Paul also discovers why songs by Martina McBride and Loretta Lynn were considered too controversial for many media outlets in America, and how a blog post on a UK country music site caused an international stir when Little Big Town released Girl Crush.