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...Arguably the first musician to provide vocal accompaniment to a country music instrumental on record, the importance of Fiddlin’ John Carson’s career cannot be understated. Though biographical details are sketchy, Carson was born in 1868...

The Appalachian Region

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 22,900,000 (2000 est.) Located in the eastern United States, the Appalachian region was defined in 1965 by the Appalachian Regional Commission, which was established by Congress to support the economic...

Atlanta, GA

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 416,474 (2000); metropolitan area – 3,857,097 (2000) Atlanta, self-dubbed the ‘the city too busy to hate,’ is the eleventh-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Located in northern central...

Southeastern States

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 27,000,000 (2000) The southeastern seaboard states of Virginia, North and South Carolina and Georgia have both topography and history in common. Their Atlantic coastlines are flat, with many inland and coastal waterways,...

Country Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Country music is an extremely diverse genre unified more by its lyrical tropes, imagery, audience and institutional history than by stylistic coherence. The term ‘country music’ did not appear as the consensus genre label until the early...