Big Country: The Politics of Country Music

Big Country

Big Country

Although one wouldn't realize it from listening to today's pop Country-Western radio stations, country music has been anything but a rightwing soundtrack. To the contrary, the roots of Country and Western lie firmly in classic American traditions of resistance to capital, freedom from government interference, and in defense of the right of workers, poor farmers, and the dispossessed to live their lives in dignity. "Big Country" will present a new and provocative interpretation of the true legacy of Country-Western music.

Big Country is currently in production. Currently we are interviewing musicians, scholars and archivists for the project. We are also researching archival film material.

For more information on Big Country, please view our brochure for the project here.

Of course, we are always looking for funding. You can donate through the Film Arts Foundation secure website here. Film Arts Foundation is our fiscal sponsor.