Baseball And Country Music

Baseball And Country Music

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by Don Cusic
     
 

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The histories of baseball and country music ran in parallel tracks through most of the twentieth century. America’s sport and America’s music moved from the fringes to the mainstream, gaining exposure and building heroes, first via radio broadcasts and then on the television screen. Both evolved with American society through wartime, the Civil Rights

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The histories of baseball and country music ran in parallel tracks through most of the twentieth century. America’s sport and America’s music moved from the fringes to the mainstream, gaining exposure and building heroes, first via radio broadcasts and then on the television screen. Both evolved with American society through wartime, the Civil Rights movement, and into the age of multimillion dollar superstars. Don Cusic offers an engaging and insightful analysis that addresses race, gender, class, ethnicity, business practices and marketing, performance, media, and the cult of celebrity.

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"The two enterprises Baseball and Country Music do indeed contain and exemplify key elements of the American dream of upward mobility."—Douglas A. Noverr, Michigan State University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879728588
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
10/16/2003
Series:
A Ray and Pat Browne Book Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

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Don Cusic is Professor of Music Business at Belmont University as well as a writer and songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of many books on music and popular culture including Cowboys and the Wild West and Willie Nelson: Lyrics 1957–1994.

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Baseball and Country Music 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
My4-3 More than 1 year ago
Baseball and Country Music by Don Cusic is a well researched book with fascinating data that parallels and emerges the history of the United States. Baby Boomers may be able to relate and recall moments in history; such as civil rights, immigration, inventions (electricity, television) and womens' rights, and how they contributed to the development and popularity of baseball and country music. Many of these "performers" have become heroes due to their career statistics or song lyrics or both. I enjoyed reading this book and came to the realization that history is intertwined in areas we consider completely unrelated.