Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000

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Country Music Foundation Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 607 pages
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After its initial publication in 1993, Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann's Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music quickly became an essential book for country music scholars and fans. Now back in print, with updated material, an additional chapter, and new photos, Finding Her Voice is poised to reach a whole new generation of country music fans.

From country's earliest pioneers to its greatest legends, Finding Her Voice documents the lives of the female artists who have shaped the music for over two hundred years. Through interviews, photos, and primary texts, Bufwack and Oermann weave a vast and complex tapestry of personalities and talent. Long overlooked and underappreciated by scholars, female country music artists have always been immensely popular with fans. This book gets to the heart of the special bond female artists have with their audiences. People seeking to understand the context out of which mega-stars such as Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks emerged need look no farther than this book.



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If you have any interest in country music and the women of the industry this is the book for you. There is an UNBELIEVABLE amount of information going all the way back to the Appalachian mountain ... Read full review

Finding her voice: the saga of women in country music

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A unique collaboration between the director of Nashville's United Neighborhood Health Services (Bufwack) and the founder of the reference section at the Country Music Hall of Fame library (Oermann ... Read full review

Contents

Southern Sentiments
21
Single Girl Married Girl
43
The National Barn Dance
63
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Mary A. Bufwack is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in women's studies Robert K. Oermann is a music journalist whose honors include the Country Music Association's Media Achievement Award

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