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Country Music History

Country Music History

Country Music History Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

Bristol Remembered

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.

In Her Own Words

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.

The Opry Scene

From the TIME magazine archives: a contemporary describes the Grand Ol' Opry and its stable of country stars in 1940.

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