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Earle, a leading performer of American roots music, wrote often of loneliness, flight and forgiveness.
The country band announced last week it's renaming itself "Lady A" -- the same name a Seattle singer has been using for more than 20 years.
Exploring the complicated racial legacy of country music reveals why the genre often goes from being a musical form to a vehicle for difficult conversations around race and identity.
Art and thought have long been adversaries of convention. When practiced with intention, both can call into question the moral legitimacy of social and economic norms kept (largely) in place to preserve the comfort of a few.