Words and Music: American songwriters
featured in Chicago radio broadcast
press release by Denise Kowalski, WFMT
CHICAGO—The American popular song as it existed throughout the 20th century has been a mirror for the cultural character, national mood, and unique anxieties of the times. Through economic boom and bust, war, and moral upheaval, the best of our songwriters found a way to reflect the average individual’s concerts and the emotions of daily life.