Discovering Country Music
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Discovering Country Music

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by Don Cusic
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313352453

ISBN-13: 9780313352454

Pub. Date: 07/30/2008

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Discovering Country Music chronicles the incredible evolution of country music in America - from the fiddle to the pop charts - and provides an insightful account of the reasons and motives that have determined its various transformations and offshoots over the years. In order to understand what country music is, and why, it is essential to understand how it

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Discovering Country Music chronicles the incredible evolution of country music in America - from the fiddle to the pop charts - and provides an insightful account of the reasons and motives that have determined its various transformations and offshoots over the years. In order to understand what country music is, and why, it is essential to understand how it makes its money — the basic revenue streams, the major companies involved, and how country artists are booked and marketed. Author Don Cusic helps readers do that, and goes even further, covering not only the business and the technology that have shaped the industry, but also tackling the question of country's relationship to the other major genres of the American recording industry, including pop, blues, and rock music.

Discovering Country Music is broken down into ten sections which include: key musical trends; ancillary business trends such as recording technology, radio, and the recording industry; and prominent artists, including as a small sample Stephen Foster, The Carter Family, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Kenny Chesney. This work should appeal to fans, scholars, educators, libraries and the general reader alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313352454
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1: COUNTRY MUSIC: WHAT IS IT?

2: EARLY COUNTRY MUSIC

3: ON RADIO & THE IN THE MOVIES

4: COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE 40s

5: COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE 50s

6: POLITICS AND COUNTRY MUSIC

7: COUNTRY MUSIC & THE NATIONAL MEDIA

8: COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE 60s AND 70s

9: THE 80s AND 90s

10: COUNTRY RADIO

11: INTERNATIONAL

12: POLITICS AND RELIGION

13: THE 21ST CENTURY

14: THE ROAD AHEAD

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Discovering Country Music 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
$40? That's absurd!!!