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The Country in Country Music

Gene Logsdon

in The Mother of All Arts

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124438
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0015
The Country in Country Music

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This chapter discusses country music, which was had become an amorphous term by the 1970s. It reveals that country music lyrics, when taken together, form a haphazard history of America and very definitely a history of farming in America, as expressed by working class people and the underprivileged, often with artful cleverness. It also looks at the blues, which is another musical genre related to country music.

Keywords: country music; lyrics; history; farming; America; blues; musical genre

Chapter.  9742 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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