Yes, it is surprising, even if only insofar as Arkansas figures mostly as a place you want very quickly not to be in — i would have thought a staple of country music. Judging by its tiny size it may be that the Arkansas reference in Billy Ray Cyrus’s “Achy Breaky Heart” exhausts the Arkansas reference set. This despite the fact that the incomparable Charlie Rich — whose tooled boot Cyrus is not fit to polish — hails from Arkansas. It may be part of the vast conspiracy that Hillary Clinton used to talk about.
That’s very good indeed. Rather like two very pretentious maps I have showing the world according to 1) The Politics of Representation and 2) Commitment to False Universals. But this one is much, much better.
Hah. This is so amusing. I’d think Kansas or Virginia would be bigger, but then, Kansas is more Dorothy than country music. And do any country songs actually mention Mexico, or is it just there because it borders America? And if so, why is Canada not there? Because no one in Canada sings country music. They’re busy fawning over Justin Bieber. Ugh.