Where is the country from country songs?

I was born and raised in the deep south and country music wasn't all that common. I now live in Montana and country music is everywhere. Only in the songs they always sing in a southern drawl and talk about Georgia red clay or Louisianan food. So the west plays country songs singing about the south but the... show more I was born and raised in the deep south and country music wasn't all that common. I now live in Montana and country music is everywhere. Only in the songs they always sing in a southern drawl and talk about Georgia red clay or Louisianan food. So the west plays country songs singing about the south but the south doesn't play much country music. . . what is going on? Is the country in the south or in the middle of nowhere like Montana/Wyoming/Dakotas? Where most of the cowboys are.
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