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The Mother of All ArtsAgrarianism and the Creative Impulse$
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Gene Logsdon

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124438

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.001.0001

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The Country in Country Music

The Country in Country Music

(p.247) 14 The Country in Country Music
The Mother of All Arts

Gene Logsdon

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses country music, which was had become an amorphous term by the 1970s. It reveals that country music lyrics, when taken together, form a haphazard history of America and very definitely a history of farming in America, as expressed by working class people and the underprivileged, often with artful cleverness. It also looks at the blues, which is another musical genre related to country music.

Keywords:   country music, lyrics, history, farming, America, blues, musical genre

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