Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice : Women in Country Music, 1800-2000

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From country's earliest pioneers to its greatest legends, this work documents the lives of the female artists who have shaped the music for over 200 years. Through interviews, photographs, and primary texts, this work weaves a complex tapestry of personalities and talent. It gets to the heart of the special bond female artists have with their audiences. People seeking to understand the context out of which mega-stars such as Shania Twain, Faith Hill, and the Dixie Chicks emerged should look no farther than this guide. Some of the women discussed include Dolly Parton, Wanda Jackson, Patsy Montana, Alison Krauss, Martha McBride, and Loretta Lynn.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 656 pages
  • 181.36 x 264.67 x 42.42mm | 1,696.44g
  • Tennessee, United States
  • English
  • 0826514324
  • 9780826514325
  • 999,625

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In their sweeping survey, anthropologist Bufwack and music writer Oermann detail an integral interconnection between these women and the music they nurtured and influenced, weaving together a single tale of working women and country music. . . . A lively story of struggle and ultimate survival.
--Billboard Finding Her Voice blends interviews, stunning pictures and concise, incisive summations into the most thorough and comprehensive book ever penned on women in country music.
--The City Paper (Nashville, Tenn.) Well-documented and with many photographs of the performers, this volume adds a much-needed balance to the often male-dominated literature.
--College & Research Library News This book is not to be missed by anyone interested in country or roots music, and the land that spawned it.
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About Robert K. Oermann

Mary A. Bufwack is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in women's studies. Robert K. Oermann is a music journalist whose honors include the Country Music Association's Media Achievement Award.
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