Watch an episode of Hee Haw or excerpts from the show, looking for vestiges of the old barn dance traditions and how they translate into the medium of television.
Look for songs that were both country and pop hits in classic country, such as “Galveston.” How are these songs categorized today in various media outlets that sell or stream music?
Watch George Jones and Tammy Wynette sing “Golden Ring” on stage on the television show Pop Goes the Country (check YouTube). How does this fit with their biographies, their public personas, the musical styles in classic country, their presentation and costumes, and the themes in this time-period’s music? How did this television show’s title fit into the developments of this decade?