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...The first Canadian country music star, Wilf Carter (known as Montana Slim in the United States), provided a link between country’s source material and its contemporary vogue. Born in 1904 in Nova Scotia, Carter’s family was poor and he...

Calgary, AB

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

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: metropolitan area – 951,395 (2001) Calgary, the fifth-largest city in Canada by population but the largest in area at 3,170 sq miles (8,210 sq km), is located at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers...

Prairie Provinces

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

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: Manitoba – 1,150,800 (2002); Saskatchewan – 1,013,800 (2002); Alberta – 3,113,600 (2002) The Canadian Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta) have long been a seminal influence on the ecology...