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Country Music Annual

Published by University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 10: 0813109914 / ISBN 13: 9780813109916
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Title: Country Music Annual

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Paperback

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Paperback. 232 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.1in. x 0.6in.In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou. The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the promotion of early country music artists with picture postcards, the history of the voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains (North Carolina radio station WPAQ), and the formation of the Country Music Association as a chamber of commerce for country music to battle its negative hillbilly stereotype are just a few of the eclectic subjects that country music fans and scholars wont want to miss. Charles K. Wolfe, professor of English and folklore at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of numerous books, including Kentucky Country. James E. Akenson, professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University, is the founder of the International Country Music Conference. ALSO AVAILABLE: Country Music Annual 2000, Country Music Annual 2001, The Women of Country Music, and Country Music Goes To War. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780813109916

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Synopsis: In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the promotion of early country music artists with picture postcards, the history of "the voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains" (North Carolina radio station WPAQ), and the formation of the Country Music Association as a "chamber of commerce" for country music to battle its negative hillbilly stereotype are just a few of the eclectic subjects that country music fans and scholars won't want to miss. Charles K. Wolfe, professor of English and folklore at Middle Tennessee State University, is the author of numerous books, including Kentucky Country. James E. Akenson, professor of curriculum and instruction at Tennessee Technological University, is the founder of the International Country Music Conference. ALSO AVAILABLE: Country Music Annual 2000, Country Music Annual 2001 , The Women of Country Music, and Country Music Goes To War.

Review: "Delivers insight about the huge body of music falling under the term 'country music' and how the genre affects diverse aspects of the world." - Southern Living

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