Sponsored Project

Make Mine Country

Ian Berry
Ted Hurliman

In the 1940's, the U.S. Military built an airbase on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and they brought with them their love of country music. The airbase is long gone, but the country music never left. 60 years later, American country music is still more pervasive than any other style of music. Legendary artists such as George Jones, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride and more are among the voices from the Golden Era of Country Music that is still celebrated St. Lucia today. Local radio stations broadcast their music into homes and businesses at all hours of the day and night. It's performed live in bars and clubs across the island. It's the choice of every young person at the karaoke clubs, older people tap time on their porches to it's infectious beat, and recording artists lay down their own faithful adaptations of their favorite American country music songs. MAKE MINE COUNTRY, a feature length documentary, will tell the story of the people of St. Lucia and their intense love for American country music.

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