CLEARANCE PRICED, SAVE $13.10. Provides an anthology of primary source readings from newspapers, magazines, and fan ephemera encompassing the history of country music from circa 1900 to the present. It brings the voices of country artists and songwriters, music industry insiders, critics, and fans together in a vibrant conversation about a widely loved genre of American popular music. Situating each source chronologically within its specific musical or cultural context, Stimeling traces the history of country music from the fiddle contests and ballad collections of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries through the most recent developments in contemporary country music. Drawing from a vast array of sources including popular magazines, fan newsletters, trade publications, and artist biographies, this book offers firsthand insight into the changing role of country music within the music industry and American musical culture. A rich resource for students, music scholars, and country music fans. 7" X 10" 382 pp.