37th Annual International Country Music Conference
Thursday, 3 June - Saturday, 5 June, 2021
1600 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212 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.
2020 conference was canceled due to COVID-19. Past programs can be found here.
The deadline for ICMC 2020 proposals was Friday, 25 October 2019. Proposals submitted before the 25 October 2019 deadline are appreciated and help in the publicity and scheduling processes. You may send your proposal to James Akenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with title, abstract, participant name(s), institutional affiliation(s), and contact information.
Brain Ward and Patrick Huber will be honored with the Belmont University Country Music Book of the Year Award for A&R Pioneers: Architects of American Roots Music on Record. Emily Yahr is the honoree for the Rolling Stone Chet Flippo Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism.
The International Country Music Journal (ICMJ) 2019 is now available and edited by Dr. Don Cusic of Belmont University. The 2019 ICMJ features a wide variety of articles. Although an official function of ICMC, the ICMJ accepts manuscript submissions from scholars and others from throughout the world regardless if they have attended and presented at ICMC or not. ICMJ is available from Amazon. Persons interested in submitting manuscripts for ICMJ should contact Don Cusic (email@example.com) for guidelines.