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...By the middle of the twentieth century, the system of music production and distribution established by Roy Acuff in Nashville had become the standard by which the business operated until the decline of physical record sales in the early...

Nashville, TN

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 570,000 (2000); metropolitan area – 985,000 (1997)Nashville is the capital city of Tennessee. Located on the Cumberland River, it is a major point of transshipping for the whole of the upper South, with boats able...

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...