Smile When You Call Me a Hillbilly
Country Music's Struggle for Respectability, 1939-1954
ISBN10: 0820326232 ISBN13: 9780820326238 Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr Published: Aug 1 2004 Pages: 313 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Lange examines the 1940s and early 1950s as the most crucial period in country music’s transformation from a rural, southern folk art form to a national phenomenon. He shows how country music and its audience became more sophisticated and how subgenres blended with one another and with American popular music.