A few years ago, the great Alan Jackson and the incomparable George Strait, the true standard-bearers of tradition in contemporary country music, recorded a tune called "Murder on Music Row," in which they blamed the suits in Nashville for killing traditional country music and offered this scathing refrain: "The steel guitars no longer cry and the fiddles barely play / But drums and rock 'n' roll guitars are mixed up in your face / Ol' Hank wouldn't have a chance on today's radio / Since they committed murder... More >>>