Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio

Popular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody s little sister girl singer helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commerciPopular between the two world wars, American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian governments abroad Sentimental images such as the mountain mother and the chaste everybody s little sister girl singer helped to sell a new consumer culture and move commercial country music from regional fare to national treasure Kristine M McCusker examines the gendered politics of these images through the lives and careers of six women performers Linda Parker, the Girls of the Golden West Milly and Dolly Good , Lily May Ledford, Minnie Pearl, and Rose Lee Maphis.
Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels The Women of Barn Dance Radio Popular between the two world wars American barn dance radio evoked comforting images of a nostalgic and stable past for listeners beset by economic problems at home and worried about totalitarian go

  • Title: Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio
  • Author: Kristine M. McCusker
  • ISBN: 9780252075247
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Lonesome Cowgirls and Honky Tonk Angels: The Women of Barn Dance Radio”

    1. Another book for my thesis that was insightful. This focuses on at least seven women who performed on WLS-Chicago's National Barn Dance and WSM-Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. What I particularly like about McCusker's writing is that she used the women's lives as a vehicle to tell the history about the two radio shows. Definitely will keep that in mind for writing my own thesis.

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