Redefining Country Roads is a virtual space where you can learn more about the history of the key sounds of the South.
In this space, you can listen to how iconic country instruments and playing techniques have progressed through history while reading about their background and inspirations. This history lesson takes place in the form of flowers growing in a desert, the desert representing the whitewashed narrative of the South, taking cues from old Western movies that have defined the imagery of the current age of country music.
The key idea of this project is to highlight BIPOC stories of the South and rewrite the narrative that country music is a white art form. This project includes 3D modeled flowers that are significant to the cultural groups being represented and music snippets gathered from the Spotify API to provide a brief overview of the modern and past sounds of country music.