Chapter 12. Country Music

  1. Richard Gray and
  2. Owen Robinson
  1. Barbara Ching

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756935.ch12

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South

How to Cite

Ching, B. (2004) Country Music, in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American South (eds R. Gray and O. Robinson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756935.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631224044

Online ISBN: 9780470756935

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Keywords:

  • country music;
  • civilization;
  • epigraph;
  • pastoralism;
  • ideology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1925: The Grand Ole Opry

  • 1927: The Bristol Sessions

  • 1945: Bill Monroe Invents Bluegrass Music

  • 1952: “Honky-tonk Blues,” Hank Williams

  • 1956: “Dixie Fried,” Carl Perkins

  • 1962: “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs

  • 1972: Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • 1974: “Sweet Home Alabama,” Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • 1990: No Depression, Uncle Tupelo

  • 2000: O Brother, Where Art Thou?