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Music - Subject Guides

An archive of past music subject guides found on the Music Library website.

Online Resources

Country Music Hall of Fame

The website for the country music hall of fame includes online slideshows, videos, sound recordings, as well as general information about country music.

The UNC Southern Folklife Collection

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.



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.



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.



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