Well I had an album of that stuff... it was marked hixploitation. Ranged from a song from the viewpoint of a gal who was going to commit suicide by letting a train run over her, to a hideously overdone (to the point of farce) version of Amazing Grace. Great if demons are what you’re into.
I think you are misguided if you think that country hits of the 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s and 1970s were because the
American people listening to country were of the demonic worshiping segment of the population.
Knoxville Girl for instance is centuries old, when you listen to old country hits, you don’t hear the sordid sex and cheating and cheap wives leaving husbands, the Honky Tonk violence and the casual taking of life, fighting and killing over cheap women and wives and husbands and easy sex? You don’t hear much sordid stuff in the Hank Williams songs, from Johnny Cash? Prison and killing men just to watch them die and cheap sex was a part of country music because people lived it and identified with it.
You said “” Today you’re likely to hear about the pleasures of some questionable tryst if you tune in to the country hits of Nashville (which I live next door to, by the way, now).””, listen to old country, pre-1970s it is a staple of country music and always has been.