Heart and Soul – BBC World Service

The Buckle on the Bible Belt

Nashville Tennessee is the worldwide home of country music – a city famous for Hank Williams and Dolly Parton, the Grand Ole Opry and the annual Country Music Association Awards. Yet behind the showbiz veneer of guitars, rhinestones and cowboy hats, Nashville is America’s ‘Protestant Vatican’. Singer, journalist and southern gentleman Sid Griffin goes in search of the real heartbeat of ‘Music City’ – religion.

Availible to hear on the iPlayer now: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p029cx7v

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