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Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers
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BILL C. MALONE, as a performer and a scholar, has been immersed in country music for most of his life. Now retired from Tulane University, he lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he hosts a weekly radio show, "Back to the Country." He is the author of Country Music, U.S.A., Don't Get above Your Raisin', and other books.

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Goes a long way toward filling a bothersome hole in American musical history.

--Sing Out!

So succinct and well-documented, all the reader can do is believe it.

--Lexington Herald-Leader

This book shows not only the work of a master scholar, but also that of one attuned to the myths, the hopes, and the yearnings of ordinary people.

--Journal of Southern History
Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers is a very enlightening read regarding the roots of Country music and provides the definitive explanation and history of the connection between Country music (southern folk music) and cowboy hats.--Midwest Book Review

This book is good enough that readers can only want more.

--Journal of American History

Provides great insight into country music and southern culture.

--Southern Historian

The last word on the history of country music remains Malone.

--Canon

A very enlightening read.

--BookPleasures.com

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