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Rose Library - Cleveland Community College

MUS 211 History of Country Music

This guide should help students with resources for MUS 211.

Further Reading

Anderson, Bill and Peter Cooper. 2016. Whisperin’ Bill Anderson : An Unprecedented Life in Country Music. Music of the American South Ser. [N.p.]: University of Georgia Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=2232482&site=ehost-live 

Browner, Tara and Thomas Riis. 2019. Rethinking American Music. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=2098317&site=ehost-live.

Burke, Ken. 2004. Country Music Changed My Life: Tales of Tough Times and Triumph from Country’s Legends. Vol. 1st ed. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=262937&site=ehost-live.

Doubler, Michael D. 2018. Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1833657&site=ehost-live.

Dutton, Monte. 2006. True to the Roots : Americana Music Revealed. Bison Original. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=162237&site=ehost-live.

Edwards, Leigh H. 2018. Dolly Parton, Gender, and Country Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1649459&site=ehost-live.

Edwards, Leigh H. 2009. Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity. Profiles in Popular Music. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=287761&site=ehost-live.

Ellison, Curtis W. 1995. Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven. Studies in Popular Culture. Jackson [Miss.]: University Press of Mississippi. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=25872&site=ehost-live.

Ewing, Tom. 2018. Bill Monroe: The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1841319&site=ehost-live.

Goldsmith, Thomas. 2019. Earl Scruggs and Foggy Mountain Breakdown: The Making of an American Classic. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=2181353&site=ehost-live.

Hemphill, Paul. 2015. The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE. Athens: University of Georgia Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1018442&site=ehost-live

Hill, Jeremy. 2016. Country Comes to Town: The Music Industry and the Transformation of Nashville. American Popular Music. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1425196&site=ehost-live.

Holmes, Thomas Alan and Roxanne Harde. 2013. Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture. Lanham, Md: Lexington Books. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=662844&site=ehost-live.

Hubbs, Nadine. 2014. Rednecks, Queers, and Country Music. Berkeley: University of California Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=714225&site=ehost-live.

Huber, Patrick. 2008. Linthead Stomp: The Creation of Country Music in the Piedmont South. Caravan Book. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=275232&site=ehost-live.

Huber, Patrick, Steve Goodson, and David Anderson. 2014. The Hank Williams Reader. Readers on American Musicians. New York: Oxford University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=698147&site=ehost-live.

Jackson, Mark Allan. 2018. The Honky Tonk on the Left : Progressive Thought in Country Music. American Popular Music. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=1854347&site=ehost-live.

Jarrett, Michael. 2014. Producing Country: The Inside Story of the Great Recordings. Music/Interview. Middletown: Wesleyan University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=800112&site=ehost-live.

La Chapelle, Peter. 2007. Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California. American Crossroads. Berkeley: University of California Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=190516&site=ehost-live.

Murphy, Clifford R. 2014. Yankee Twang : Country and Western Music in New England. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=760259&site=ehost-live.

Rosenberg, Neil V. 2018. Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir. Music in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspxdirect=true&db=nlebk&AN=1595800&site=ehost-live.

Russell, Tony. 2007. Country Music Originals: The Legends and the Lost. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=211582&site=ehost-live.

Russel, Tony and Bob Pinson. 2004. Country Music Records: A Discography, 1921-1942. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=161243&site=ehost-live.

Stimeling, Travis D. 2014. The Country Music Reader. Oxford: Oxford University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=910808&site=ehost-live.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. 1998. The Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York: Oxford University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=360371&site=ehost-live.

Wolfe, Charles K. and James E. Akenson. 2003. The Women of Country Music: A Reader. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=938439&site=ehost-live.

Zimmerman, Lee. 2019. Americana Music: Voices, Visionaries, and Pioneers of an Honest Sound. Vol. First edition. John and Robin Dickson Series in Texas Music. College Station: Texas A&M University Press. https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspxdirect=true&db=nlebk&AN=2012185&site=ehost-live.