Working Class (tv program)

It's cool to be country

It's cool to be country

The Coen brothers' "True Grit," which plays out over rural Arkansas and the Indian Territory of the 1870s, is the duo's highest-grossing film to date, and last week it became the second-most-nominated movie in this year's Oscar race.

Earlier in January, Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow made her return to the multiplex via Nashville in "Country Strong"; in December, a jumpsuit worn by the late Johnny Cash sold for 10 times the expected amount at auction; and the Ralph Lauren women's spring/summer collection that's soon to hit stores has a distinct frontier glam flavor (think a rodeo's worth of leather and fringe, oversized steer-head belt buckles and lacy blouses with...