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Assistant Professor discusses how Lil Nas X is pushing the boundaries of race in country music

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Yvonne Rhodes | June 25, 2019

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Dr. Katie Kapurch

Dr. Katie Kapurch, an assistant professor of English at Texas State University, published an article in CultureSonar about how rapper Lil Nas X's chart-topping song, "Old Town Road," reclaims the presence of black artists in country music and black cowboys in the West.

Dr. Kapurch is a scholar of The Beatles and other pop culture phenomena, and she explores issues of gender, sexuality, and race. Her research project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) explores African Americans' musical conversations with the Beatles.  

Click here to read her article.

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