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Country Music Annual 2002

Country Music Annual 2002

Edited by Charles K. Wolfe and James E. Akenson

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

232 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, photos, illus

  • Paperback
  • 9780813109916
  • Published: June 2002

$45.00

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In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the promotion of early country music artists with picture postcards, the history of "the voice of the Blue Ridge Mountains" (North Carolina radio station WPAQ), and the formation of the Country Music Association as a "chamber of commerce" for country music to battle its negative hillbilly stereotype are just a few of the eclectic subjects that country music fans and scholars won't want to miss.