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The encyclopedia of country music : the ultimate guide to the music

Author: Paul Kingsbury; Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To its millions of fans, country music is America's music, offering a window on the "sweet dreams" and "working man blues of ordinary American lives. The renowned Country Music Foundation, custodian of Nashville's legendary Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, has compiled a fascinating and infinitely useful guide to this beloved music genre.
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Genre/Form: Country music
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of country music.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)642376752
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Kingsbury; Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (Nashville, Tenn.)
ISBN: 0195116712 9780195116717 0195176081 9780195176087
OCLC Number: 38106066
Awards: Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award, 1999.
Description: xi, 634 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: [Alphabetical entries] --
The look of country : the colorful history of country music costuming / Holly George-Warren --
The folk and popular roots of country music / Norm Cohen --
The gospel truth : Christianity and country music / Bill C. Malone --
Extra! Read all about it! : the literature of country music / Nolan Porterfield --
Country music as music / Bill Evans --
The center of Music City : Nashville's Music Row / John Lomax III --
The talking machine : how records shaped country music / Colin Escott --
It all begins with a song : a brief history of country songwriting / Walter Carter --
The South and country music / Bill C. Malone --
From schoolhouses to arenas : a history of country music touring / Ronnie Pugh.
Responsibility: compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum ; edited by Paul Kingsbury with the assistance of Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper, and John Rumble.
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An encyclopaedia of country music from the 1920s to the present with over 1300 entries and a colour section of rare single and album covers. Ten essays explore country music as it relates to Southern  Read more...

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