Compare Lynyrd Skynyrd’s live version of “T for Texas” with Jimmie Rodgers’s “Blue Yodel.”
Watch footage of Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic from 1974 (check YouTube). How do these performances fit into the larger developments in country music in the 1970s, including a comparison to the main themes of classic country from the previous chapter?
Look for contemporary references in country music to Southern rock. Where do they show up, and how do they affect the way we interpret the history of country music?