"Bluegrass music. Sung from the heart through the nose” is a jocular one-liner that has been printed on T-shirts and bumper stickers. “Country used to be songs sung from the heart and through the nose” was written by American newspaper columnist and humorist Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994) in 1984. “Bluegrass Music: Sung From The Heart, Through The Nose” was cited in print in 1991.
15 May 1984, Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), “Country music going through a change” by Lewis Grizzard, pg. 11-B, col. 4:
Country used to be songs sung from the heart and through the nose, songs about lost loves and such values as learning to be humble, as in “Take a Cold Tater and Wait” and “Sleepin’ at the Foot of the Bed.”
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As has often been said, “Bluegrass is sung from the heart, through the nose.”
Ah ... bluegrass ...sung from the heart ...
through the nose!
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1 October 2010, Daily Sitka Sentinel (Sitka, AK), “Red Molly Adds New Color to Bluegrass” by Andrew Miller, Sitka Weekend, pg. 1A, col. 1:
“There’s a bumper sticker that says, ‘bluegrass music: from the heart through the nose,’ but they don’t have some of that traditional bluegrass twanginess,” Howard said.
Pitching on The Bluegrass Ramble. Your pledge keeps it going and growing. Music from the heart, sung thru the nose. wosu.org
5:15 PM - 17 Oct 2010
Fletcher Bright and The Dismembered Tennesseans – Black Tie and Bluegrass
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To know Fletcher Bright is to love him. The Chattanooga entrepreneur has had a side career playing fiddle with the Dismembered Tennesseans for over fifty years—with the same banjo player, Ed “Doc” Cullis. You have to appreciate a man whose band T-shirts read: Bluegrass music. Sung from the heart through the nose.
watching PBS banjo doc & it’s all doingy up in here! reminds me of bumper sticker “Bluegrass = Music From the Heart, Sung Through the Nose”
11:57 PM - 16 Nov 2012
Bluegrass: Songs from the heart. Sung through the nose. ... Seriously, DAKOTA is tearing it up in the Listening… http://fb.me/2bTd4zZlg
4:02 PM - 10 Feb 2013
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver LIVE! Reminds me of the best bumper sticker I ever saw: “Bluegrass: Music from the heart, sung through the nose.”
7:35 PM - 1 Feb 2014 from St. Paul, MN