PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Our list concludes today with the most recent examples of important protest music.
At a first glance, country music seems traditionally allied with the sort of down-home, small-town ethics and values touted by the Republicans. But the politics of country music has never been a simple red or blue.
It's impossible to ignore that in 2006, fully 70 percent of the country is ashamed of the president, and the Chicks return to a landscape almost the mathematical opposite of the one they faced in 2003.