For 50 years, country music executives in Nashville have tried to dilute the genre's rich, diverse history.
The threat of a strike can cause trepidation among the public - but where would we be without them?
Labour, UKIP and the Greens all gained much bigger swings than the Conservatives, but were election losers. The first-past-the-post system let the Tories pick up a swag of seats with a 0.8% swing.
There were shock results all round, with some big names falling.
Academics are on the frontline, battling the Home Office over new visa regulations.
A minority Labour administration might govern the UK despite finishing runner-up in both England and Scotland.