The website for the country music hall of fame includes online slideshows, videos, sound recordings, as well as general information about country music.
The Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) ranks as one of the nation's foremost archival resources for the study of American folk music and popular culture. SFC holdings extensively document all forms of southern musical and oral traditions across the entire spectrum of individual and community expressive arts, as well as mainstream media production. The SFC is especially rich in materials documenting the emergence of old-time, country-western, hillbilly, bluegrass, blues, gospel, Cajun and zydeco musics.
Allen, Bob. The Blackwell Guide to Recorded Country Music. Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1994.
WEST STACKS ML156.4.C7 B58 1994
Carlin, Richard. Country Music: A Biographical Dictionary. New York : Routledge, 2003.
MUSIC REFERENCE ML102.C7 C28 2003
Kingsbury, Paul et al. The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to Music. New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
WEST STACKS ML102.C7 E54 1998
Malone, Bill C. Country Music, U.S.A. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2002.
MUSIC STACKS ML3524.M34 2002
Peterson, Richard A. Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.
MUSIC STACKS ML3524.P48 1997
Russell, Tony. Country Music Originals : The Legends and the Lost. Oxford; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
MUSIC STACKS ML394.R87 2007
Stambler, Irwin et al. Country Music: The Encyclopedia. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
MUSIC REFERENCE ML102.C7 S7 1997
Tichi, Cecelia. High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 1994.
MUSIC STACKS ML3524.T5 1994
Tichi, Cecelia. Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars. Durham : Duke University Press, 1998.
MUSIC STACKS ML3524.R43 1998
Wolfe, Charles K. et al. The Women of Country Music: A Reader. Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2003.
DOWNTOWN STACKS ML394.W65 2003