God in Country Music Videos

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dc.contributor.author Hudnut-Beumler, James
dc.contributor.author Byrd, James
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-06T16:25:06Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-06T16:25:06Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/5138
dc.description “God in Country Music Videos” was an event that provided an opportunity for the Nashville community to consider the role of theology in country music. Not only do the lyrics of country music express the religious ideas of both individual artists and the mainstream culture, but the music video format provides an additional place to develop the themes expressed in the music. Professors James Byrd and James Hudnut-Beumler, both American religious historians at Vanderbilt Divinity School, led a discussion of the theological ideas present in select contemporary country music videos. Participants examined themes such as sin, repentance, forgiveness, love, heaven, baptism, scripture, Jesus, and God that were present in the lyrics and visual imagery of eight music videos, including Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take the Wheel,” Brooks and Dunn’s “Believe,” Johnny Cash’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’ “Hurt,” Jimmy Wayne’s “I Love You This Much,” and Trent Tomlinson’s “One Wing in the Fire,” among others. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Vanderbilt Divinity School, Center for the Study of Religion and Culture en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Music, Religion and the South
dc.subject God in Music City
dc.subject Vanderbilt University. -- Divinity Library Exhibit 2012
dc.subject.lcsh Religion and culture en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Country music -- Religious aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vanderbilt University. -- Center for the Study of Religion and Culture en_US
dc.title God in Country Music Videos en_US
dc.type Video en_US

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