Country Music History Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
In a document from around 1953, Ralph Peer remembers Jimmie Rodgers and how the two came together for the Bristol sessions nearly 30 years earlier.
Read the intro to Loretta Lynn's autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, for a peak into how she understands her remarkable life, a life that, to borrow a line from Jerry Lee Lewis, would make a great country song.
From the TIME magazine archives: a contemporary describes the Grand Ol' Opry and its stable of country stars in 1940.