Watch the music video for “Grandpa (Tell Me ’Bout the Good Old Days)” (check YouTube). Look for representations of modernism and urban progress.
Explore contemporary country music tourism as represented on the internet. What types of music and entertainment does Branson offer, and how is it portrayed? Nashville? Austin? Bristol? Bakersfield? Other cities?
Watch some footage of George Strait performing live circa 1986 (check YouTube for footage of his New Year’s Eve concert, which includes a cover of Bob Wills’s “Deep Water”). What are the similarities between these performances and some of the performances shown in Urban Cowboy? What are the differences?