Sen. Lamar Alexander praised Belmont University for its new literature course, The Poetics of Country Music, in remarks delivered in the U.S. Senate May 3, as reproduced here in the Congressional Record.
Sen. Alexander’s remarks:
Mr. President, I wish to talk about songwriters. Italy has its art, and California and Oregon have fine wine, Hollywood has movies, Dalton, GA, has carpets, and Nashville has songwriters.
There are a great many beautiful songs that come from Nashville