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Tamworth

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 42,510 (2001) The city of Tamworth is located on the Peel River in the New England region of New South Wales, 281 miles (453 km) by road northwest of Sydney. It began as a station for the Australian...

Rural-Urban Imagery in Country Music Videos

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Video Analysis

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...“Place” and “space” are important themes in Canadian alternative-country artist Corb Lund’s music. Like many country musicians, Lund invokes place-based narratives to tell stories about working-class issues, to express hardships of growing...

Country Music and Religion

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Country music’s engagement with religion reflects a larger cultural context of Southern white working-class culture. Even though country music has always had a broader audience demographic, it is still symbolically associated...

Easy street on mud tires: The “heartland” and the frontier of the road in country music

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...Who needs a house up on a hillWhen you can have one on four wheelsAnd take it anywhere the wind might blow? From the Frontier to the Road From Walt Whitman’s “Song of the Open Road,” to the road trips of Jack Kerouac and the Beat...

“Lord Have Mercy on the Working Man”: Country Music, Respect(ability), and Social Class

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...For casual observers and diehard fans alike, country music—in all its myriad forms—is often seen as the most authentic expression of white working-class rural people in the United States, Canada, and, increasingly, around the globe...

Darwin

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 106,842 (2001) The capital of the Northern Territory, established (1869) as Palmerston on Beagle Gulf, was renamed Darwin in 1911. Australia’s northernmost city, its proximity to Asia gave it a strategic...

Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

33 1/3 Books

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...Every now and then, a song inspires a cultural conversation that ends up looking like a brawl. Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee, released in 1969, is a prime example of that important role of popular music. Okie immediately helped...

“Sometimes I Get Political, Sometimes I Get Offensive”: Pushing Back According to Dallas Wayne

Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...“Just jump in and grab it,” Dallas Wayne told me in an effort to summarize how to write country music that speaks to social realities. Wayne’s music “grabs it” so well that despite his frequent engagement of serious content, his songs...

Hank Thompson’s Smoky the Bar (1969)

Joe Bonomo

Joe Bonomo teaches in the English Department of Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Sweat: The Story of the Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band (Continuum 2007), and Installations (Penguin), a collection of prose poems. His personal essays and prose poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The 33 1/3 B-Sides

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Born in Waco, Texas, in 1925, Henry Williams Thompson served in the Second World War as a radioman in the Navy and studied electrical engineering at Princeton University. After the war he returned to the Lone Star State assuming that he’d...

“Can I Take My Dog with Me to Heaven?” Swedish Country Music and Religion

Religion and Popular Music : Artists, Fans, and Cultures

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Scholarly Books

...In the lyrics and culture of US country music, expressions of a conservative, popular, and down-to-earth type of layman Christianity are common and quite central. It represents a kind of relation to Christianity and to being a believer...