Ever since the first manufacture of the automobile, young men have been trying to convince young women to take rides with them.
And, according to pop music, at least, it’s a pretty easy sell.
Bush, hangs over any subsequent act that might be judged as incendiary, aggressive, or political.
But, save for Kacey Musgraves—the twenty-five-year-old singer-songwriter who is critically lauded, widely respected, but criminally underplayed on the radio—the people doing the talking have been mostly established acts, and mostly men.
“Girl in a Country Song” sounds awfully cheery for a protest song, but it is possible to be savvy and brave at the same time.