Country Music Series
In partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
For more than twenty years Vanderbilt University Press and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum have co-published books on the ever-evolving art, business, and culture of country music. Topics have ranged from biographies and memoirs of famous singers and songwriters to in-depth examinations of the singing cowboy phenomenon and the more urbane Nashville Sound popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Scholars and general fans alike will find titles of interest in this series, from an encyclopedic and idiosyncratic ranking of five hundred great country singles, to a history of women’s contributions to the genre, to an overview of the Southern fiddling tradition.
Vanderbilt University Press and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum welcome submissions that explore the music, the people, and the business of country music, from its folk and hillbilly roots to contemporary stylistic and regional manifestations. If anything remains constant in country music, it is the phenomenon’s ever-changing nature.
Select Series Volumes
- A Good-Natured Riot: The Birth of the Grand Ole Opry by Charles K. Wolfe
- A Shot in the Dark: Making Records in Nashville, 1945-1955 by Martin Hawkins
- Bobby Braddock: A Life on Nashville's Music Row by Bobby Braddock
- Finding Her Voice: Women in Country Music, 1800-2000 by Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann
- Heartaches by the Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles by David Cantwell and Bill Friskics-Warren
- Ramblin' Rose: The Life and Career of Rose Maddox by Jonny Whiteside
- Singing in the Saddle: The History of the Singing Cowboy by Douglas B. Green
- The Nashville Sound: Authenticity, Commercialization, and Country Music by Joli Jensen
- They Came to Nashville by Marshall Chapman