Can Country Songs Take You to Church?

Singer-Songwriters Explain How

In the latest Billboard Country Update, music journalist Tom Roland wrote a story about how a few newer country songs have almost crossed over into Christian music or even gospel-tinged tunes.

The songwriter who wrote Tim McGraw’s latest No. 1 song “Humble and Kind,” for example, says the song came from her desire to give her five kids life lessons without taking it too far.

“I was lucky that it didn’t end up being preachy. It could have,” Lori McKenna said at a show recently.

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