Episode 81

Published on:

11th Jun 2024

Country Music with Melvin E. Edwards

We have our banjos tuned and our cowboy hats on as we talk country music with our friend, podcaster and author, Melvin E. Edwards, who was previously on our episode on Introverts. This was a really fun conversation about country, who it belongs to and who gets to sing it (the answer to that s EVERYONE), its origins, and other issues that were raised by the release this past spring of Beyonce's "Cowboy Carter". GOOD conversation.

Melvin E. Edwards is the host of the popular podcast, Stories From Real Life, and the author of "The Eyes of Texans: From Slavery to the Texas Capitol: Stories From Six Generations' of One Family" and "The Strength of a Thousand Suns: More Stories from my Texas Family".

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About the Podcast

Fine Beats & Cheeses
with Leslie & Lynne
Fine Beats & Cheeses with Leslie & Lynne celebrates cheesy pop culture.

About your hosts

Leslie Gray Streeter

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Leslie Gray Streeter is an author, veteran journalist, and speaker whose memoir “Black Widow” was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown, and Company. She is the lifestyle columnist for the Baltimore Banner, formerly the longtime entertainment and lifestyle columnist and writer for the Palm Beach Post. A native of Baltimore, Md, and a University of Maryland graduate, she and her work have been featured in The Miami Herald, the Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic, the Today show, SiriusXM, O, The Oprah Magazine, and more. She lives with her son Brooks in her hometown of Baltimore. She’s a slow runner, an amateur vegan cook, and a true crime and “Law and Order” enthusiast.

Lynne Streeter Childress

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Lynne Streeter Childress is an actor, director, teaching artist, and playwright. She is the founding artistic director of Building Better People Productions, a theater for young audiences company in Annapolis, MD. Her 28-year career in professional theater includes performing at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Adventure Theatre and teaching for institutions like the Folger Shakespeare Library and Baltimore School For the Arts, where she is currently a member of the theater faculty.  Lynne has seen firsthand how theater can communicate the most important things in the clearest and most interesting of ways, especially to young people. She lives in Annapolis, MD, with her husband and son.