Baseball and Country Music

Baseball and Country Music

by Don Cusic

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780879728588
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Series: Ray and Pat Browne Book Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction3
1The Early Years10
2Radio and Electricity25
3Country Music and Baseball in America34
4War Clouds Gather50
5The World War II Years64
6After the War75
7The Fifties90
8Baseball and Country Music on TV99
9Radio in the Fifties108
10Baseball and Country Music in a Changing World115
11Baseball and Country Music's Troubled Times120
12Baseball and Country Music on TV: Stage Two134
Conclusion139
Notes149
Bibliographical Essay152
Bibliography156
Index169

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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.