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"Poetry of the People: Country Music Lyrics and Social Change"

Behind The Scenes

Country Music emanated from the American South during the advent of commercial recordings and the rise of radio after World War I to become a cultural phenomenon. Traditionally, Country Music was the music of ethnic groups that were protestant, working-class and southern and who were in a common social and economic struggle. This presentation  presents an historical perspective emphasizing the significance of Country Music in documenting and addressing the pain, dreams, struggles, and moral dilemmas of the lives of its constituents reflecting on social and economic changes. Recommended for grades 6+.


This workshop is presented in partnership with the Delta Music Institute Entertainment Industry Program at Delta State University. The DMI is an independent center under the College of Arts & Sciences at Delta State University with its mission to provide students with a broad and thorough education in the technological, creative, and business areas of the entertainment industry. 

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