Reading country music : steel guitars, Opry stars, and honky-tonk bars /

"Bringing together a wide range of scholars and critics from literature, communications, history, sociology, art, and music, this anthology looks at everything from the inner workings of the country music industry to the iconography of certain stars to the development of distinctive styles with...

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Other Authors: Tichi, Cecelia, 1942-
Format: Book
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Cecelia Tichi
  • Sing me a song about ramblin' man : visions and revisions of Hank Williams in country music / Christopher Metress
  • Blue moon of Kentucky rising over the mystery train : the complex construction of country music / David Sanjek
  • Bloody daggers and lonesome graveyards : the gothic and country music / Teresa Goddu
  • A musical legacy, a way of life : a photo essay / Charmaine Lanham
  • Commercial (and/or?) folk : the bluegrass industry and bluegrass traditions / Mark Fenster
  • Mountains of contradictions : gender, class, and region in the star image of Dolly Parton / Pamela Wilson
  • Keeping faith : evangelical performance in country music / Curtis W. Ellison
  • Girls with guitars
  • and fringe and sequins and rhinestones, silk, lace, and leather / Mary A. Bufwack
  • Event songs / Charles K. Wolfe
  • Country green : the money in country music / Don Cusic
  • Country music and the contemporary composer : the case of Paul Martin Zonn / Michael Kurek and Cecelia Tichi
  • "My name is Sue! How do you do?" : Johnny Cash as lesbian icon / Teresa Ortega
  • The dialectic of hard-core and soft-shell country music / Richard A. Peterson
  • "The sad twang of mountain voices" : Thomas Hart Benton's Sources of country music / Vivien Green Fryd
  • Mecca for the country music scholar / Ronnie Pugh
  • Country music, seriously : an interview with Bill C. Malone / Cecelia Tichi
  • Reading the row / Christine Kreyling
  • The metric makings of a country hit / Jocelyn Neal
  • "The voice of woe" : Willie Nelson and evangelical spirituality / T. Walter Herbert
  • "I'll reap my harvest in heaven" : Fred Rose's acquaintance with country music / John W. Rumble
  • Jim Crow and the pale maiden : gender, color, and class in Stephen Foster's "Hard times" / Amy Schrager Lang.