Country Music, U. S. A.

ISBN-10: 0292723296
ISBN-13: 9780292723290
Edition: 4th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone'sCountry Music, U.S.A.has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early  More...

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List price: $34.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 686
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.288
Language: English

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone'sCountry Music, U.S.A.has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio through the first decade of the twenty-first century. This third revised edition includes an extensive new chapter in which new coauthor Jocelyn R. Neal tracks developments in country music in the post-9/11 world, exploring the relationship between the current scene and the traditions from which the music emerged.

Bill Malone is professor of history emeritus at Tulane University.

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Preface
Introduction to the Revised Edition of 2010
The Folk Background before Commercialism
The Early Period of Commercial Hillbilly Music
The First Country Singing Star: Jimmie Rodgers
Country Music during the Depression
The Cowboy Image and the Growth of Western Music
The War Years: The National Expansion of Country Music
The Boom Period: The Emergence of a Big Business, 1946-1953
The Development of Country-Pop Music and the Nashville Sound
The Reinvigoration of Modern Country Music, 1960-1972
Bluegrass
Country Music, 1972-1984
Tradition and Change: Country Music, 1985-2002
A New Century
Bibliographical Essays
Guide to Recordings
Index
Index of Song Titles

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