Two tuning-related links for your consideration:

One, Terry Gross talks with legendary country music songwriter Bobby Braddock (one of my favorite songs of his is Tammy and George’s “Golden Ring”). He discusses among other things the effects of vocal tuning on country music and country stardom. He’s particularly insightful about image often trumping musicality, which of course is not unique to country music. Gross is doing a whole week of country music shows, collected here.

And also on the topic of digital tuning, NPR takes up the question of the too-perfect performance.

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  1. quartet-man wrote:

    Golden Ring is a great country song.

  2. dlparker83 wrote:

    I love the kick off of Golden Ring.
    Classic song!

  3. Benji wrote:

    s.g. is really doing some auto tune lately and stacks.

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