A visit to the Village Voice was productive today:
Patriotic Country review
Patriotic Country is a compilation brought to us by the energies of BMG, the charity label Music for a Cause, and the USO. A notice on the back reads, "A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each album will benefit the USO, our active-duty troops, and the families of fallen soldiers." Inside, Lee Greenwood is identified as the project's "official spokesperson" as well as "one of the most acclaimed country artists to be associated with American patriotism." The Dixie Chicks—slated to join Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., Babyface, and others on the ambitious "Vote to Change" tour beginning later this month—do not appear.
Not wishing to be controversial but if Lee Greenwood is "one of the most acclaimed country artists to be associated with American patriotism," then "American patriotism" is in a whole mess of trouble.
Dan Bern & The IJBC review