Abstract

Beginning in the 1960s, country music scholarship focused on the hillbilly image to advance a sectional claim to represent the history of the genre. In fact, the earlier institutionalization of country music, particularly in radio broadcasts, emerged from a wider swath of regional and ethnic folk music. Here the hillbilly is re-imagined to encompass a larger pool of folk musicians whose practices resided beyond the control of the musical establishment of the 1920s.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1535-1882
Print ISSN
0021-8715
Pages
pp. 159-190
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-24
Open Access
No
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