A country singer and a historian team up to look at all the songs that shaped America

(CNN)What do a country singer and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer have in common? Well, for starters, they wrote a book. “Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation,” said Penguin Random House in a description of the new book. It won’t just focus on big moments iIf the book sounds broad, that’s because it is. According to Penguin, the book will begin with hymns from the Revolutionary War, then go through the Civil War, women’s suffrage, both world…

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