We all know art is inspired by life. But we sometimes forget that art has HUGE effect on life as well. So much so, that it is even directly involved in deaths. A multiple regression analysis of 49 metropolis areas show that the greater the airtime devoted the country music, the greater the white suicide rate.
This effect is independant of divorce, poverty, and gun availibility. In other words, it seems like country music not only correlates with suicide rates but also, to some degree, causes the suicide rates. Some researchers hypothesize that this may be because the themes found in country music (heartbreak, lonliness, isolation, etc.)
Foster a suicidal mood among people who are depressed. To read the full report, check out the source!