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Buck Owens

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...As the first major star to come out of the country music scene of Bakersfield, California, Buck Owens introduced the city’s unique sound to the nation and paved the way for the myriad artists who followed in his wake. Owens was born...
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...The early rock and roll of Jerry Lee Lewis introduced a generation to the potential performativity and energy the new form had to offer. Lewis was born in Louisiana in 1935. His family mortgaged their farm to buy him a piano. He was taught...

New Country

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...During the mid-1980s, the confluence of a commercial and artistic slump in Nashville and the emergence of a number of talented, young traditional artists resulted in one of country music’s periodic aesthetic peaks. ‘New Country’ (or ‘New...

Patsy Cline

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...Despite a tragically short career, Patsy Cline emerged from the Nashville country scene to become one of the first major artists to cross into pop. Born in Virginia in 1932, at thirteen Cline was stricken with rheumatic fever, which changed...

Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Ramiro Burr

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Derek Delgado

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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: Dallas – 1,188,580; Fort Worth – 534,694; metropolitan area – 5,222,000 (2000) The second-largest metropolitan area in Texas, the metroplex of Dallas/Fort Worth is situated in the northeast central...

Pittsburgh, PA

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 334,563 (2000); metropolitan area – 2,358,695 (2000) The rise of popular music in the city of Pittsburgh was affected by the topographical, social and cultural conditions present in the region. The city lies...

Bakersfield Sound

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The Bakersfield Sound refers to a style of country music that developed within and around the southern portion of central California’s San Joaquin Valley in the 1940s and 1950s, and rose to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s...

Honky-Tonk

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

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘honky-tonk’ refers to a style of country music performance which was codified, principally in American Southwest and Gulf Coast regions (and later in California), during the late years of the Depression and World War II...

Texas

Rick Koster

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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: 21,779,893 (2002) Located on the Gulf Coast and bordered by Mexico, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, Texas is the largest of the continental United States and second only to Alaska...