32nd Annual International Country Music Conference

Program Schedule

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Pre Conference Function

Holiday Inn Vanderbilt.

The Vanderbilt Room.

Nashville, Tennessee.

5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. "A Multiple Sensory Social Experience"
A Tasting of Calfkiller Brewing Company Products, Multiple Book Launch, Pickin', and Socializing"
9:00-10:00p.m. Commodore Lounge
"ICMC Pickers at Singer Songwriter Night"

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Pre Keynote Sessions

The Frist Lecture Hall.

The Gordon E. Inman Center.

Belmont University.

Nashville, Tennessee.

10:00a.m.-Noon Registration
Pick a little if you will!
11:45a.m.-1:00p.m. Lunch
Luncheon Talk:Dr. Don Cusic. Belmont University. Nashville, Tennessee.
"The Making of Music Row."

Dr. Linda J. Daniel Presiding

1:00-2:45p.m. Mr. Eric Hermann. University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland.
"When Vaudeville Meets the Phonograph: The Studio Medleys of Uncle Dave Macon (1924–1929)."
 
Dr. Gregory Hansen. Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, Arkansas.
"The Continuing Saga of ‘The Orange Blossom Special’: Mytheory and Country Music."
 
Dr. Michael Jarrett. Pennsylvania State University. York Campus.
‘The Genius of Nashville’s System."
 
Dr. Rick Stern. Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. St. Meinarad, Indiana.
"Home Is Where..."
 
3:15-4:15p.m. Ms. Jewly Hight. Independent Scholar and Journalist. Nashville, Tennessee.
“Me And Jesus Got A Good Thing Going: Unpacking How Religious Expression Has Really Operated in Country Music.”
 
Mr. Kenichi Yamaguchi. Independent Researcher. Toyota City, Japan.
"The Carter Family Impact in Japan."
 
Dr. John Stanislawski. Kenessaw State University. Marietta, Georgia.
"I Wanna Be a Cowboy, Baby": Kid Rock’s Journey Into Redneck Paradise."
 
4:30-5:30p.m. Dr. Ryan Brasseaux. Yale University. New Haven, Connecticut.
"Les Blank: Filming Cajun Music, Stereotypes, and Authenticity."
 
Dr. Payman Rezwan. University of Saarbrueken. Saarbruceken,Germany.
"Following Its Arrow? Anti-Conservatism in Contemporary Country Music."
 

ICMC Keynote

The Frist Lecture Hall.

The Gordon E. Inman Center.

Belmont University.

Nashville, Tennessee

5:30-7:00p.m. Registration/Social Hour/Informal Pickin'
Nate Gibson and Greg Reish, Coordinators. Bring Your Instrument!  
7:00p.m. Welcome:Dr. Don Cusic. Belmont University. Nashville, Tennessee.
 
Introduction and Overview:Dr. Erika Brady. Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green, Kentucky.
 
ICMC Keynote: "Perspectives On 'The Location Concept of Country Roots Recording Sessions in the 1920s and 1930s."
Moderator and Organizer: Dr. Ted Olson. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dr. Patrick Huber. Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rolla, Missouri.
Dr. Nolan Porterfield. Southeast Missouri State University (Ret). Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Mr. Tony Russell. Independent Scholar. United Kingdom.
Mr. Richard Weize. Bear Family Records. Germany.
 

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Frist Lecture Hall.

The Gordon E. Inman Center.

Belmont University.

Nashville, Tennessee.

7:30-8:30a.m. Registration and Breakfast.  

Dr. Erika Brady Presiding

8:30-9:30a.m. Dr. Anthony LIs. South Dakota State University. Brookings, South Dakota.
"Beautiful Is Hawaii: The Early Career of Steel Guitarist Jerry Byrd and His Nani Hawaii Album of 1950."
 
Mr. Brian Peterson. University of Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts.
"Bubbles in the Hayride: Lawrence Welk and the "Champagne Approach" to Country Music, 1960-1982."
 
9:45-10:45a.m.
Dr. Jocelyn Neal. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
"Twenty-Six Beats and Other Countin Oddities: How Country Music and Dance Relate."
 
Ms. Caroline Gnagy. Independent Scholar and Musician. Austin, Texas.
"Gonna Be Better Times: The Story of Al Urban, Texas Rockabilly Legend and (Un)Successful Country Songwriter."
 
11:00a.m. to Noon The Charles K. Wolfe Memorial Panel Discussion.
An ICMC Special Feature
A Retrospective: The 45th Anniversary of Paul Hemphill’s "Nashville Sound, Bright Lights, and Country Music."
Moderator:Dr. Patrick Huber. Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rolla, Missouri.
Mr. Bill Anderson. Recording Artist. Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. David Anderson. Louisiana Tech University. Rustin, Louisiana.
Dr. Don Cusic. Belmont University. Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Tim Dodge. Reference Department. Draughon Library. Auburn University. Auburn, Alabama.
Ms. Sharon Thomason. Independent Researcher. Dahlonega, Georgia.
 
12:00-1:15p.m. Lunch

Luncheon Features: The Belmont University Curb Music Industry Awards.
Belmont Country Music Book of the Year Award.
The Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Excellence in Country Music Journalism Award.

 

Dr. Kristine McCusker Presiding

1:30-3:15p.m. Mr. Kevin Fontenot. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana.
"Gator Man: Jimmy "C" Newman and Cajun Music on the National Scene."
 
Mr. Stian Vestby. Hedmark University College. Hamar Norway
"Institutionalizing a Genre: Cultural Politics, Country Styles, and Social Class in Norway."
 
Ms. Karen Raizor. Independent Scholar. Louisville, Kentucky.
"But I Ain’t No Willy Loman: Check Out The Career! Of Robbie Fulks."
 
Dr. Lance Kinney. University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
"More WIBA: Structural Analysis of the 1946 Monroe Recordings."
 
3:30-4:45p.m. Ms. Jordan Laney. Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and University. Blacksburg, Virginia.
"Across Space and Time: Carlton Haney’s Multi-Genre Influence and Vision."
 
Dr. Mark Alan Jackson. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
"Stand Up To Your Man: The Feminist Stance of Loretta Lynn."
 
Mr. Scott Bomar. Independent Scholar. Inglewood, California.
"We’re Gonna Bop: The Complete Coker Family Recordings on Abbott and Decca."
 

RCA Studio B.

Nashville, Tennessee.

5:30-7:00p.m. Social Hour and Picking.
Nate Gibson and Greg Reish, Picking Coordinators  
7:00p.m. Special ICMC Event
"The Center For Popular Music (MTSU) Charles K. Wolfe Project."
Dr. Greg Reish. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Presiding.
Mr. John Fabke. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Dr. Kip Lornell. George Washington University. Washington, D.C.
Dr. Ted Olson. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, Tennessee.
Dr. Neil Rosenberg. Memorial University of Newfoundland. Professor Emeritus. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The Frist Lecture Hall.

The Gordon E. Inman Center.

Belmont University.

Nashville, Tennessee.

7:30-8:30a.m. Coffee and Breakfast.  

Dr. Jocelyn Neal Presiding

8:30-9:30a.m. Dr. Jim Clark. Barton College. Wilson, North Carolina.
"Sturgill Simpson’s Wayback Machine: A Backward Glance at "Psychedelic Country."
 
Mr. Dave Sichak. Independent Researcher. Hillbily-Music.com. Modesto, California.
"Country Music and Politics : One Artist's Effort to Run for the office of the President."
 
9:45-10:45a.m.
Dr. Travis Stimeling. West Virginia University. Morgantown, West Virginia.
"Nashville Cats: The Musicianship of Session Musicians in the Nashville Sound Era."
 
Dr. Michael Longan. Valpariso University. Valpariso, Indiana.
"The Changing Geography of the Hard-Core/Soft-Shell Dialectic and the Inversion of Authenticity."
 
11:00am to noon Dr. Nolan Porterfield. Southeast Missouri State University (Retired). Bowling Green, Kentucky.
"Andy Wilkinson: Songwriter, Singer, Poet Laureate of the Texas Plains."
 
Mr. Barry Mazor. Independent Journalist. Nashville, Tennessee.
"Ten Myths About Ralph Peer and Country Music—Corrected."
 
12:00-1:15p.m. Lunch

Speaker: James E. Akenson. Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, Tennessee.
"Teaching Dottie West."

Various and Sundry Door Prizes

 

Ms. Karen Raizor Presiding

1:30-3:00p.m. An ICMC Special Panel Event
"A Boy Named Sue Revisited: A 10th Anniversary Retrospective and an introduction to A Boy Named Sue, Too"
Panel Moderator: Dr. Kristine McCusker. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
Ms. Georgia Christgau. Independent Scholar. New York, New York.
Dr. Leigh Edwards. Florida State University. Tallahassee, Florida.
Ms. Caroline Gnagy. Independent Scholar. Austin, Texas.
Dr. Jocelyn Neal. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Dr. Ase Ottosson. The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Dr. Diane Pecknold. University of Louisville. Louisvillle, Kentucky
Dr. Travis Stimeling. West Virginia University. Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dr. Chris Wilson. University of Toronto. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
3:15-4:30p.m. Dr. Lee Bidgood. East Tennessee State University.
"Broken Circle vs the Louvat Brothers: Is There a Belgian Bluegrass?"
 
Mr. Sam Parler. Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Race, Nation, and Country in Carson Robison’s World War II Songs."
 
Dr. Tony Kosar. Rider University. Princeton, New Jersey.
"Brad Paisley: Traditionalist Challenger to ‘Real Country.’"
 
4:30p.m. Conference Conclusion and Comments

"Happy Trails"
Dr. Nate Gibson, song leader