Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio

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Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad. Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody's-little-sister "girl singer" helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commercial country music from regional fare to national treasure. Kristine M. McCusker examines the gendered politics of these images through the ...
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Overview


Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad. Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody's-little-sister "girl singer" helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commercial country music from regional fare to national treasure. Kristine M. McCusker examines the gendered politics of these images through the lives and careers of six women performers: Linda Parker, the Girls of the Golden West (Milly and Dolly Good), Lily May Ledford, Minnie Pearl, and Rose Lee Maphis.
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Focusing on the experiences of the women who performed barn dance radio, McCusker (history, Middle Tennessee State Univ.; coeditor, A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music) explores this historical, cultural, and commercial phenomenon by examining its connections to what made the period between the two World Wars unique in American culture. The combination of the rise of radio as a commercial and cultural concern, a mobile and urbanizing population, a national sense of economic and social dislocation, and a deliberate invocation of nostalgia made the women of barn dance radio into cultural icons. The words of Lulu Belle Wiseman, Lily May Ledford, Minnie Pearl, and others, including the DJs, managers, and agents who often shaped these women's images and careers, make this a biographical as well as a historical treatise. Although brief and narrow in focus, McCusker's work sheds a welcome light on a musical movement still in living memory for some but forgotten or never known by others. Suitable for music collections with an emphasis on country music or Americana.
—Genevieve Williams

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"McCusker captures the essence of her subject in this discussion of the careers of a handful of female country music radio stars. . . . McCusker delves deep into the changing creations and perceptions of female country performers. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice

McCusker's work sheds a welcome light on a musical movement still in living memory for some but forgotten or never known by others."--Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252075247
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2008
  • Series: Music in American Life Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Kristine M. McCusker is an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University. She is coeditor of A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction: Women, the Barn Dance Radio Genre, and the Roots of the Country and Western Music Industry     1
"Family Songs of Surpassing Sweetness": Vaudeville, Appalachia, Technology, and the Emergence of Barn Dance Radio     7
"Bury Me beneath the Willow": Jeanne Muenich, Linda Parker, and the Appearance of Southern Female Characters on Barn Dance Stages     28
"Hey, Hey, Hey, the Hayloft Gang Is Here": Lulu Belle Wiseman and the Emergence of the Professional Radio Barn Dance     50
"Will There Be Any Yodelers in Heaven?": The Girls of the Golden West and Selling the Stage     68
Banjo Pickin' Girl: Lily May Ledford, the Roosevelts, and Constructing National Identity     82
"Howdee! I'm Jes So Proud T'Be Here": Sarah Colley Cannon (Better Known as Minnie Pearl), World War II, and the Grand Ole Opry     103
"Oh Carry Me Back to the Mountains": Rose Lee Maphis and Laboring on the Air     124
Coda: Barn Dance Radio's New Friend, Loretta Lynn     147
Notes     153
Bibliography     175
Index     183

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