38th Annual International Country Music Conference 

When
Thursday, 2 June - Saturday, 4 June, 2022

Where
Belmont University, Nashville, TN USA

What is it all about

The International Country Music Conference (ICMC) provides scholars an opportunity to share their work in all aspects of country music. ICMC broadly defines country music to include variants which share common historical and cultural roots ranging from Americana, alt.country, Bluegrass, Cajun, Country Rock, Crossover, and Honky Tonk to the Nashville Sound, New Traditionalist, Old Time Country, and Western Swing. ICMC is truly international with scholars from Australia, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, and the United Kingdom participating.

Conference Attendees
Conference Presenter

2022 Awards

Stacy Chandler is the honoree for the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism. Chandler will be honored for "Violent Verses: Modern Musicians Grapple with the Legacy of Murder Ballads".

The 2022 The Belmont University Curb Music Industry Award for Country Music Book of the Year honoree is:

Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

by Tony Russell.

The Belmont University Curb Music Industry Award for Country Music Book of the Year honors one book published per calendar year. For books published in 2022, please email don.cusic@belmont.edu to get your book in the running for the 2023 award.

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