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“This Is My Prairie”: Corb Lund and the Albertan Fossil Fuel Energy Debate

“This Is My Prairie”: Corb Lund and the Albertan Fossil Fuel Energy Debate JADA WATSoN At the 2010 awards ceremony of the Canadian Country music Association, alt-country artt Corb lund closed the evening's show with a stirring rendition of "Th rie" (2009), a song that addresses the impact of Alberta's ever-expanding energy industry on small and family-owned ranching operations. inspired by h mother's fight to keep coal bed methane projects from drilling into their family's ranch in the foothills of southern Alberta, lund's song relays a young man's struggle to defend h family's ranch from development and boldly warns the fossil fuel industry that he will protect h homeland at all costs: Th rie, th home i'll make stand here and i'll die alone They can drill, they can mine o'er smouldering bones Cuz th rie, th home.1 The Canadian Country music Association (CCmA) a national organization that supports and promotes Canadian country music in a manner similar to the Country music Association (CmA) in the united States. unlike the CmA's annual award show, which always held in Nashville, the CCmA's takes place in a different Canadian city each year. Held in h home province of Alberta at the edmonton Coleum (h then city Jada Watson a post-doctoral fellow at the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Music University of Illinois Press

“This Is My Prairie”: Corb Lund and the Albertan Fossil Fuel Energy Debate

American Music , Volume 34 (1) – May 27, 2016

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JADA WATSoN At the 2010 awards ceremony of the Canadian Country music Association, alt-country artt Corb lund closed the evening's show with a stirring rendition of "Th rie" (2009), a song that addresses the impact of Alberta's ever-expanding energy industry on small and family-owned ranching operations. inspired by h mother's fight to keep coal bed methane projects from drilling into their family's ranch in the foothills of southern Alberta, lund's song relays a young man's struggle to defend h family's ranch from development and boldly warns the fossil fuel industry that he will protect h homeland at all costs: Th rie, th home i'll make stand here and i'll die alone They can drill, they can mine o'er smouldering bones Cuz th rie, th home.1 The Canadian Country music Association (CCmA) a national organization that supports and promotes Canadian country music in a manner similar to the Country music Association (CmA) in the united States. unlike the CmA's annual award show, which always held in Nashville, the CCmA's takes place in a different Canadian city each year. Held in h home province of Alberta at the edmonton Coleum (h then city Jada Watson a post-doctoral fellow at the

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American MusicUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: May 27, 2016

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