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TCC Playlist: Family Bible by Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

“Rock of ages, rock of ages cleft for me.”

I love this Willie Nelson song, “Family Bible,” because I’m a fan of alt-country and Americana. But like any good country song, it also makes me a little sad because it describes an America already long past. Listen to “Family Bible” and more:

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TCC Playlist: We Are Many by The Hackensaw Boys

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The Hackensaw Boys

Our country is more divided than ever after Trump’s victory, but the Church teaches that we are one human family and must love one another, as difficult as that might be. As the Hackensaw Boys sing, “On your left side that’s your brother. On your right side that’s your sister.” Listen after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Tear Stained Eye by Son Volt

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Son Volt

Why do alt-country artists sing about faith and doubt when artists in other genres don’t?  Maybe it’s because so much of country and blues comes out of the Protestant tradition. We love the Son Volt song, “Tear Stained Eye. “St. Genevieve can hold back the water but saints don’t bother with the tear stained eye.” It’s after the jump:

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