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On Tour in Nashville

Top country music artists perform live and debate the hottest issues in Nashville and Country Music right now

On stage in the indisputable home of country music, Nikki Bedi is joined by top country artists, Cam, Jimmie Allen and Morgan Evans, who all perform live and join the discussion on what `country music` really means in Nashville, Tennessee, right now.

As country music gets more popular all over the world, and morphs to include elements of R&B, pop and rock, why is it that women artists like Kacey Musgraves can fill stadia, but still get so much less airplay than men on country radio?

And why was rapper Lil Nas X’s worldwide hit, `Old Town Road`, disqualified from the Billboard Country Chart? Was there a racial aspect to that decision?

Industry insights come from R.J Curtis, who is head of the Country Radio Broadcasters organisation, and Tracy Gershon, who is co- founder of the `Change the Conversation’ movement to promote women artists.

There is live stand-up comedy from the “Liberal Redneck”, Trae Crowder, known across the States, for the sharp satire of his viral videos and local radio host, Colleen Phelps, takes Nikki Bedi on the `Culture Cab’ journey around Nashville’s artistic secrets.

Photo shows Jimmie Allen (c) BBC

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