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Country Music, U. S. A.

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ISBN-10: 0292752628

ISBN-13: 9780292752627

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Bill C. Malone

List price: $34.95
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This is widely regarded as the definitive history of American country music, starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South. The new edition includes a new chapter on developments in the later 20th century, together with an updated bibliography & discography.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 646
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

Bill Malone is professor of history emeritus at Tulane University.

Introduction to the Revised Edition of 2002
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
Country Music, 1972-1984
Tradition and Change: Country Music, 1985-2002
Bibliographical Essays
Guide to Recordings
Index of Song Titles