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Duets with Modernity: Dolly Parton and Country

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Diane Pecknold’s history of country music as a business, especially its trade organization the Country Music Association, showed that Nashville’s creation of a selling sound all its own had to be ... More


The Newness of Old-Time Music

David Brackett

in Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520248717
eISBN:
9780520965317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248717.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

The early history of what would eventually be called “country music” drew on many of the same ideas about genre and audience that had been developed in the marketing of foreign music and race music. ... More


The Disappearing of “Hawaiian” from American Music

John W. Troutman

in Kika Kila: How the Hawaiian Steel Guitar Changed the Sound of Modern Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627922
eISBN:
9781469627946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627922.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Hawaiian steel guitar continued its ascendant popularity in the United States, with hundreds of thousands of students enrolling in Hawaiian guitar schools such as the ... More


2005: The Second Wave

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the various activities and changes experienced by the MuzikMafia in 2005. These include Country Music Television’s broadcasting of MuzikMafia TV, a six-part television series ... More


New England Country and Western Music and The Myth of Southern Authenticity

Clifford R. Murphy (ed.)

in Yankee Twang: Country and Western Music in New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038679
eISBN:
9780252096617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038679.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter illustrates how the story of New England country and western music is ultimately about how working-class New Englanders living in the multiethnic age chose to understand themselves as ... More


Depression Folk: Grassroots Music and Left-Wing Politics in 1930s America

Ronald D. Cohen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628813
eISBN:
9781469628837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628813.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

The role of folk music, broadly defined, during the trying years of the Great Depression in the United States, 1929–40, with a particular focus on the role of left-wing political groups and ... More


The Bristol Sessions: The Big Bang of Country Music—Music and Culture in the South-Central Appalachians

Jeff Place

in Curatorial Conversations: Cultural Representation and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496805980
eISBN:
9781496806024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805980.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter details the curatorial decisions that defined thematic focus and scope, participant selection, and site design and organization for a 2003 program about Appalachian culture. The author ... More


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