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Country music

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View Resource BMGonline: Set Your Sites

BMG Entertainment provides this portal to three avenues of modern music: country (Twang This), alternative (BUGjuice), and urban (Peeps Republic). Each site contains news, star information, upcoming concerts, and of course, video and or audio clips (RealPlayer or QuickTime). The design of each site, as well as the content, should appeal to the fans of that music. Note that sites open in their own...

https://www.bmg.com/us/
View Resource The Country Music Search Engine

Garth Brooks fans, hold on to your hats! The Country Music Search Engine offers a full spectrum of country music news and information. Featured on the site is the enormous Country Music Directory, a database of all things related to country music including Websites for individual singers or groups, news links and online publications, associations, and sheet music and lyrics. The directory seems to...

http://country-music-club.com/
View Resource Country Music Hall of Fame

The new Country Music Hall of Fame opened on May 17, 2001, and at the official Website, users can learn all about the museum's new $37 million digs. Also included at the site are brief biographies of the inductees (which also link to more detailed information at a related site), country music timelines, and information about educational programs at the museum.

http://countrymusichalloffame.org/
View Resource American Roots Music

PBS offers this companion site to their four-part series, which began airing October 29, 2001. As with so many of PBS' sites, this one acts as a nice supplement to the series and an interesting stop of its own right. Users can access episode summaries, read about the songs and artists (as well as read interviews -- oral histories -- with selected artists), and learn about the origins of some...

http://www.pbs.org/americanrootsmusic/index.html
View Resource The Brush Creek Follies: Photos, Sound & Video from the Arthur B. Church Collection

From the rise of radio in the United States there has been an interest in live-broadcasts, and the live-broadcast of country music shows has been no exception. This novel collection of visual materials (including stills and brief film clips), from the Arthur B. Church Collection and the University of Missouri at Kansas City's Special Collections department, focuses on the Brush Creek Follies,...

https://library2.umkc.edu/spec-col//follies/main.htm
View Resource Bluegrass: Pickin' and Grinnin' to the Sounds of Summer

While Jazz may be the only (disputably) American art form, the roots of traditional, and authentically American music, are deeply embedded in the hills and farms of the early colonies. Mountain Music, Country Music, or Bluegrass all called for picking up easy-to-find instruments and singing songs about daily life. This genre of music has gone through many iterations and evolutions in its history,...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2003/0718
View Resource Honky Tonks, Hymns & the Blues: American Music From Back Roads to Big City

Originally broadcast from July 2003 to September 2003, this rather engaging radio program explored the origins and development of America's popular music tradition in the first five decades of the 20th century. Hosted by NPR's Paul Brown, this website is designed to complement this fine series, and allow the musically curious visitor to listen to each of the eleven segments in the series. The...

http://www.honkytonks.org/
View Resource Birthplace of Country Music

Country music has a number of historical "hearth" areas, but none is perhaps better known than the area around eastern Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The Birthplace of Country Music Alliance is dedicated to providing interested parties with information about this region, along with crafting performances and cultural events that celebrate this heritage and rich musical tradition. On their...

http://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/