James Walton

James Walton uncovers the sound of Nashville – money

But lack of money might be the reason why the producers of The Heart of Country (BBC4) had such a banal script

Twenty minutes into BBC4’s The Heart of Country (Friday), there was a clip of Chet Atkins, country music’s star producer of the 1960s, being asked to define ‘the Nashville sound’. Atkins reached into his pocket, pulled out some coins and rattled them in his hands. ‘That’s the Nashville sound,’ he said with a slightly rueful smile.

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