Dirty Laundry explores the long connection and crossover between soul music and country music. Addressing the misconception that black music has evolved along a branch completely divorced from the country music that has come to be associated with white America.

Many of the performers give soul and black gospel settings to songs by Hank Williams or Harlan Howard or songs best known as hits for artists like Tammy Wynette or Johnny Paycheck. Others, like Stoney Edwards (whose “She’s My Rock” comes complete with vocal scoops a la George Jones), give the full-on country treatment to classic country tunes both famous and less well-known.