Study: Country Gets Happier When Times Get Hard

Study: Country Gets Happier When Times Get Hard

The cyclical trends of country music, and all popular music have always thought to be tied to a certain extent to the socioeconomic conditions of the time, but a recent study by the American Psychological Association bucks the conventional wisdom that country music’s stereotypical depressing themes come from dealing with tough times. Conversely, when times gets tough, country gets happier.