The History of Country Music, 1st Edition

  • Stuart A. Kallen
  • Published By: Lucent Press (Rosen)
  • ISBN-10: 1420509748
  • ISBN-13: 9781420509748
  • DDC: 781.64209
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released June 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Country music is the quintessential American music, with roots in the musical traditions of the earliest settlers and having grown up as an integral part of the uniquely American experience and culture. This title in Lucent's Music Library examines the development of country music from its beginnings in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the early 20th century to the slick sounds of modern country music superstars of the early 21st century.

Features and Benefits

  • This series has been updated to make music of all genres even more accessible, popular and culturally relevant in the 21st century.
  • The set focuses on the history, music, musicians, and instruments behind specific musical styles -- from blues to indie rock to rap and more.
  • It also addresses music videos, the advent of digital music stores and new portable digital delivery systems.
  • Each title provides a historical overview of the development of a specific music genre; explores the roots and influences of the genre and the key components that are definitive of the style; discusses the pioneers of the music; and considers the changes the genre has undergone from its inception to its present status on the world scene.
  • Informative sidebars, a glossary of music terms, a selective discography, an annotated bibliography, and a subject index provide readers with additional tools for discussion and research.