Bill C. Malone’s complete history of country music, Country Music, U.S.A., was published fifty years ago, and the study—updated in several subsequent editions—remains a basic, detailed, and reliable catalog of the music’s movement from Southern rural folk idiom to pop culture favorite. Malone will discuss writing the book, the revisions it has undergone, and what the future holds for the book and for country music with Jay Orr.
Presented in partnership with the Americana Music Association. Taylor Swift Education Center. Included with museum admission. Limited seating. Museum members and AMERICANAFEST® badge holders may reserve their free pass in advance starting on August 31 at 10AM CST. For questions on member reservations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 416-2026.