The Country Music Reader

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199314926

Category: Music

Page: 409

View: 2214


This volume provides an anthology of primary source readings encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present, offering firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within both the music industry and American culture.

The Women of Country Music

Author: Charles K. Wolfe,James Edward Akenson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813122809

Category: Music

Page: 248

View: 9235


Women have been pivotal in the country music scene since its inception, as Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson make clear in The Women of Country Music. Their groundbreaking volume presents the best current scholarship and writing on female country musicians. Beginning with the 1920s career of teenage guitar picker Roba Stanley, the contributors go on to discuss Polly Jenkins and Her Musical Plowboys, 50s honky-tonker Rose Lee Maphis, superstar Faith Hill, the relationship between Emmylou Harris and poet Bronwen Wallace, the Louisiana Hayride's Margaret Lewis Warwick, and more.

The Country Music Reader

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314918

Category: Music

Page: 409

View: 6402


This volume provides an anthology of primary source readings encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present, offering firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within both the music industry and American culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Country Music

Author: Travis D. Stimeling

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190683856

Category: Music

Page: 800

View: 8348


Now in its sixth decade, country music studies is a thriving field of inquiry involving scholars working in the fields of American history, folklore, sociology, anthropology, musicology, ethnomusicology, cultural studies, and geography, among many others. Covering issues of historiography and practice as well as the ways in which the genre interacts with media and social concerns such as class, gender, and sexuality, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music interrogates prevailing narratives, explores significant lacunae in the current literature, and provides guidance for future research. More than simply treating issues that have emerged within this subfield, The Oxford Handbook of Country Music works to connect to broader discourses within the various fields that inform country music studies in an effort to strengthen the area's interdisciplinarity. Drawing upon the expertise of leading and emerging scholars, this Handbook presents an introduction into the historiographical narratives and methodological issues that have emerged in country music studies' first half-century.

The Country Reader

Author: Paul Kingsbury

Publisher: Country Music Foundation

ISBN: 9780826512789

Category: Music

Page: 333

View: 6438


The Country Reader is an anthology of articles, reviews, and photographs originally published in the Journal of Country Music, a publication well known for its eloquent and thoroughly researched articles on country music. The Country Reader functions as an entertaining and informative primer on the history of country music, from the earliest performances and recordings on up to the recent careers of Tanya Tucker and Alan Jackson. It also includes the striking work of several outstanding photographers, complementing the lively text; and, as an aid to researchers, librarians, and longtime subscribers, it provides comprehensive subject and author listings for all articles published in the Journal of Country Music between 1971 and 1995.