America’s country music heartland
Watching happily from a chair is 87-year-old Arthur Connor. ‘I’ve got gout, prostate cancer and Lyme disease,’ he tells me without a trace of self-pity. ‘It’s the music that keeps me going.’ A woman escapes the dancefloor momentarily to insist that I join in. ‘It don’t matter how good you are, so long as y’all having fun.’
And with that, I am swept away.