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The Encyclopedia of Country Music: Second Edition

£21.00

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Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is.

This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music centre, and the colourful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre.

The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time.

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Author(s):
Kingsbury, McCall and Rumble
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29 x 23 cm
Edition:
2nd Edition, 2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195395638
ISBN-13:
9780195395631
Number of pages:
626
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Encyclopedia of Country Music: Second Edition

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Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is.

This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music centre, and the colourful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre.

The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time.

Author(s):
Kingsbury, McCall and Rumble
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
29 x 23 cm
Edition:
2nd Edition, 2012
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0195395638
ISBN-13:
9780195395631
Number of pages:
626
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Encyclopedia of Country Music: Second Edition

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