Here's a link to the first of a regular column for JTA -- it deals with the virtually Jewish world and the imaginary wild west.
FROM KLEZMER TO COUNTRY MUSIC -- LINKING THE SOUNDTRACKS
By Ruth Ellen Gruber
NASHVILLE (JTA)—An international conference on country music may seem an unlikely place to find someone like me. For nearly two decades, I’ve been known for my writing on Jewish issues. But here I was recently in Music City USA taking part in a gathering of academics and other experts, presenting a paper called “Sturm, Twang and Sauerkraut Cowboys: Country Music and Wild Western Spaces in Europe.”