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"Old Town Road"
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Appropriation, Misappropriation, or Re-Appropriation: “Old Town Road” – Part 1

Timothy Thomas

When I arrived at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, I was quickly immersed in West Texan traditions. This included an undesired baptism into the abyss of country music. The inescapable honky-tonk sounds flooded the dormitory halls and our football locker room. I hated it. As far as I knew, country music contradicted everything about […]

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