Country Music, U.S.A.

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University of Texas Press, 1985 - Music - 562 pages
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Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone's Country Music, U.S.A. has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music's folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This second revised edition includes an extensive new chapter that continues the story from 1985 to 2000, along with an annotated listing of books and recordings which came out during that time.

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User Review  - Zach Fulbright - Goodreads

An excellent reference tool for country music scholars and enthusiasts alike -- a 'who done it' of country music. If you aren't looking for every detail of every aspect of everything country music ... Read full review

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The book that started it all. Read full review


The Folk Background before Commercialism
The Early Period of Commercial Hillbilly Music
Jimmie Rodgers

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About the author (1985)

Bill Malone is professor of history emeritus at Tulane University.

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