The Aftershow: BBC Radio 2's Bob Harris

Andre Paine

A good country song needs…

“Three chords and the truth – although it is a cliché, it’s true. That’s what country music has been based on: songs that tell the truth about the life that’s going on around the artists that wrote those songs.

There’s a song by Brad Paisley [This Is Country Music] that’s a bit of a flag-waving song for country, and the opening line is ‘You’re not supposed to say the word cancer in a song’. This ...

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