31st Annual International Country Music Conference

Program Schedule

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

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, 22 May 2014

Pre Keynote Sessions

The Board Room.

Massey Business 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 Beatles and Country Music."

Dr. Linda J. Daniel Presiding

1:15-3:00p.m. Dr. Curt Ellison. Miami University. Hamilton, Ohio.
Mr. Chris Wilson. University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada.
"Songwriter Venues, "In the Round" Sessions and the Figure Of the Nashville Songwriter."
 
Dr. Gregory Hansen. Arkansas State University. Jonesboro, Arkansas.
"The Origin Story of the ‘Orange Blossom Special': Playing with Fiddlelore."
 
Dr. Ted Olson. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, Tennessee.
"Much More Than 'Sixteen Tons': Weighing Tennessee Ernie Ford's Full Achievement."
 
Dr. Lise Meling. The University of Stavanger. Stavanger, Norway.
"Performing The Ideal Woman In Country Music."
 
3:15-4:15p.m. Dr. Wayne Daniel. Georgia State University (Ret). Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Kevin Fleming. Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia.
"Sunshine Sue: Country Music's First and Only Radio Barn Dance Femcee."
 
Mr. Kenichi Yamaguchi. Toyota, Aichi, Japan.
"The Progress of Bluegrass Music in the Detroit Area."
 
4:30-5:30p.m. Mr. John Stanislawki. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
"Gram Parsons's ‘Identify Crisis' and the Roots of Country Rock."
 
Mr. Paul Kllinger. Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana.
"Sonic Self-Marginalization in Top 40 Country Music."
 

ICMC Keynote

The Board Room.

The Massey Business Center.

Belmont University.

Nashville, Tennessee

5:30-7:00p.m. Registration/Social Hour/Informal Pickin'
Karen Raizor Aand 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: "The Folk Revival, Country Music, and Social Justice."
Dr. Ron Cohen. Indiana University Northwest Emeritus. Gary, Indiana.
Mr. Si Kahn. Musician and Activist. Charlotte, North Carolina.
 

Friday, 23 May 2014

The Board Room.

The Massey Business 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.
"Playing Steel When Steel Was Cool : The Pedal Steel Guitar in the Life of Young Barbara Mandrell."
 
Mr. Brian Peterson. University of Massachusetts. Boston, Massachusetts.
"The Singing Cowboy of Northern California: The Moriss Taylor Show, KHSL Television, and Forty-Three Years of Country Music."
 
9:45-10:45a.m.
Dr. Tom Wilmeth. Concordia University. Mequon, Wisconsin.
"The Tennessee Firebird: Gary Burton in Nashville."
 
Ms. Caroline Gnagy. Independent Scholar and Musician. Austin, Texas.
"Pardon Me If I'm Sentimental: Country Music, Radio, and Texas Prison Bands in the New-Deal Era."
 
11:00a.m. to Noon The Charles K. Wolfe Memorial Panel Discussion.
An ICMC Special
"Chet Flippo: An Assessment of a Life in Country Music Journalism"
Moderator: Dr. Patrick Huber. Missouri University of Science and Technology. Rolla, Missouri.
Dr. David Anderson. Louisiana Tech University. Rustin, Louisiana.
Dr. Beverly Keel. Middle Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Mr. Barry Mazor. Independent Journalist and Scholar. Nashville, Tennessee.
Mr. Edward Morris. Journalist. Nashville, Tennessee.
 
12:00-1:15p.m. Lunch

Luncheon Features: The Belmont University Curb Music Industry Awards.
Belmont Country Music Book of the Year Award.

 

Dr. Kristine McCusker Presiding

1:30-3:15p.m. Mr. Kevin Fontenot. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana.
"I Recall A Story That I Heard: Marty Robbin's The Small Man."
 
Mr. Fred Hoeptner. Independent Researcher. La Crescenta. California.
"Goebel Reeves and Jimmie Rodgers: The 1925 Barnstorming Episode."
 
Ms. Karen Raizor. Independent Scholar. Louisville, Kentucky.
"Playing It Straight: Homer and Jethro As Studio Musicians."
 
Dr. Gregory Reish. Roosevelt University. Chicago, Illinois.
"Before Doc & Clarence: Lead Guitar in Early Bluegrass."
 
3:30-4:30p.m. Dr. Thomas Alan Holmes. East Tennessee State University. Johnson City, Tennessee.
"Fist City": Domestic Violence in the Songs of Loretta Lynn."
 
Dr. Roxanne Harde. University of Alberta. Camrose, Alberta. Canada.
"As Long As My Luck and Lungs Hold Out: The Processes of Power in Appalachian Mining Songs."
 
Mr. Nathaniel Lucy. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green, Ohio.
"Country Music at a Crossroads: An Analysis of Ozark Jubilee and Its Role in Regional and National Music Culture."
 

RCA Studio B.

Nashville, Tennessee.

5:30-7:00p.m.. Social Hour and Picking.
Karen Raizor and Greg Reish, Picking Coordinators  
7:00p.m. Special ICMC Event
Ms. Sue Massek
Singer Songwritier, Banjoist With Reel World String Band, Social Justice Activist.
Willisburg, Kentucky
One Woman Performance
Sara Ogan Gunning: Precious Memories
 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

The Board Room.

The Massey Business 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.
"Fiddlin' Frazier Moss: An Analysis."
 
Ms. Jewly Hight. Independent Researcher. Nashville, Tennessee.
"Country Boys' Club: Reading Between The Beats Of Mainstream Country’s Gendered Forays Into The Dance Club."
 
9:45-10:45a.m.
Dr. Travis Stimeling. West Virginia University. Morgantown, West Virginia.
"Whither Country Music Studies?: Toward a Historiography of Country Music."
 
Dr. Michael Longan. Valpariso University. Valpariso, Indiana.
"What It Means to be Country: Authenticity, Rural Change, and Country Identity Songs."
 
11:00am to noon Dr. Erika Brady. Western Kentucky University. Bowling Green Kentucky and Dr. Nolan Porterfield. Southeast Missouri State University (Retired). Bowling Green, Kentucky.
"Stars of the 1937-1940 WLS Barn Dance: Rare Photographs Taken at the Mahnomen County (Minnesota) Country Fair."
 
Ms. Marian Leighton Levy. Rounder Records. Boston, Massachusetts.
"Radical Politics, The Counter Culture, and the Beginning of Rounder Records."
 
12:00-1:15p.m. Lunch

Speaker: James E. Akenson. Tennessee Technological University. Cookeville, Tennessee.
"Teaching the Tennessee Rivers: Focus on the Caney Fork."

Various and Sundry Door Prizes

 

Ms. Brenda Colladay Presiding

1:30-3:15p.m. Dr. Jocelyn Neal. University of North Carolina. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
"Whistling Dixie: Reflecting on Race and Racism in Contemporary Country Music'"
 
Ms. Holly George Warren. State University of New York at New Palz. Phoenicia, New York.
"Alex Chilton: Country Rock Pioneer."
 
Mr. Craig Maki and Keith Cady. Independent Scholars. Detroit, Michigan.
"North On 23: Detroit Country Roots."
 
Mr. Sam Parler. Harvard University. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Americanizing the First Americans" Assimilating Indians in Three Late Gene Autry Films."
 
3:30-4:45p.m. Dr. Lee Bidgood. East Tennessee State University.
"Banjo Romantika": Document, Discussion, Display. Mr. Mark Dillon. University of North Carolina Greensboro. Greensboro, North Carolina.
"Don't Quit Your Day Job: Original Source Documentation of a Working Class Country Musician From The Early 1930s Through the 2000s."
 
Mr. Joe Weed. Highland Publishing. Los Gatos, California.
"From Ohio To Turkey Texas: From ‘Darling Nell Gray' to ‘Bob Wills ‘Faded Love'."
 
4:45p.m. Conference Conclusion and Comments

"Happy Trails"